City Clerk’s Office
PO Box 550
60 Pleasant Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Donna D. Holaday, Mayor
Peter Lombardi, Director of Policy and Administration
Lois Honegger, Executive Aide to the Mayor
Jennifer Lamarre, PhD, Human Resources Coordinator
For more information, please visit the City of Newburyport website
Welcome to Newburyport!
Our town is governed by a mayor and an eleven member city council. Our current mayor, Donna Holaday, has done a fantastic job so far. She prepares budgets, which are then appropriated by the city council and the monitoring of the city departments so that the goals and guidelines of the Newburyport are achieved according to budget. Any mayor of Newburyport will also take an active role in issues regarding the future of the city, its economy, and development. As the current mayor, Donna Holaday communicates the decisions and laws passed by the city council on to the citizens of the town. She also represents the town at county, state, and federal meetings involving Newburyport. A new charter has recently been invoked in the city of Newburyport Government which will allow mayors to serve for four years instead of the current two year term. Newburyport hopes that this will allow any given mayor to bring about more progress for the city during his or her term.
Newburyport has an open door policy with the citizens, so if you have any suggestions or questions about procedures or improvements in the city that can be made, we invite you to contact the Mayor’s office or any of the city council’s offices for further help and information.
The City of Newburyport Government, as mentioned, is also made up of eleven city council members. These are prominent members in the community and usually known for their efforts in making our little city a beautiful place to live. The council of Newburyport holds regular city meetings in which problems are discussed, solutions presented, and courses of action chosen.
The city of Newburyport Government has currently split the city of Newburyport up into six wards. Each ward has a council member to represent it and its particular concerns. The other five councilors are termed “councilors-at-large. “ This separation helps give the city of Newburyport Government the benefit of having checks and balances.
It is important to deal with the City of Newburyport Chamber of Commerce if you need to obtain a business license.
Also make sure to let the city offices know if you have just moved in to get a list of things you will need to do, including changing your driver’s license, obtaining a library card, or setting up your utilities.