Mayor's Office

  • Mayor Signs Commonwealth Community Compact with Baker Administration
    Mayor Donna D. Holaday is joined by Lt. Governor Polito, State Senator Ives and State Representative Kelcourse at Newburyport City Hall for a Commonwealth Community Compact signing ceremony More »
  • Mayor Holaday, Councilors Connell, Vogel & Heartquist with city employees, gather with officials from Amesbury, Dracut, Haverhill & Methuen for the Lt. Governor's award in state funding for community projects: ceremony held in the Smart Growth District More »
  • Mayor Donna D. Holaday pictured with Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll, Gloucester Mayor Safatia Romeo Theken and Anne Marie Casey of the North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau More »
  • Mayor Holaday joins dozens of Massachusetts mayors and city/town managers for the Baker Administration's filing of "An Act to Modernize Municipal Finance and Government." More »
  • Mayor Donna D. Holaday speaks on coastal flooding impacts in Newburyport at fall regional summit More »
  • City leaders and project personnel were joined by dozens of community members at the opening of the Senior Community Center on High Street More »
  • Friends of the Council on Aging Fundraising Committee members present a check for $238,500 for construction of the Senior Community Center More »
  • Newburyport Public Safety Officials Mark September 11 Anniversary More »

The Office of the Mayor coordinates and administers the operations of City government to ensure residents, businesses, and visitors are provided with excellent services; operates the City with fiscal accountability and achieves results that advance the City's interest; works with the City Council in identifying and solving problems facing the City and in implementing appropriate measures for the welfare of our citizens; prepares the annual city budget; and seeks to achieve effective coordination and efficient delivery of services to assure economy, accountability and responsiveness to the citizens' needs. The Mayor also serves as the Chair of the School Committee working collaboratively with School Committee members and the Superintendent to advance student achievement and support continuous improvement of the Newburyport School District.

Responsibilities include:

  • The preparation of annual budgets for appropriation by the City Council as well as the monitoring of City departments insuring that all guidelines are met and goals achieved according to budget;
  • The timely and judicious execution of laws passed by the City Council and the communication of such measures to the citizens where required.
  • The efficient operation of City services, optimizing all resources available in a cost effective manner that best meets the needs of the citizens;
  • The representation of the City at all occasions and meetings involving leaders of county, state and federal government agencies insuring that the best interests of the City are achieved;
  • The direct communication with the citizens through an open door policy augmented by the involvement with all its boards and commissions to include the identification and appointment of qualified candidates for approval by the City Council
  • The active participation in all matters concerning future City planning and economic development;
  • The daily management of City government with an emphasis on departmental performance against established goals.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Donna D. Holaday Mayor (978) 465-4413
Matthew Coogan Chief of Staff (978) 465-4413
Donna Musumeci Executive Assistant/Aide to the Mayor (978) 465-4413