Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer has been elected by her peers to lead the Massachusetts Mayors' Association. According to a press release from her office, Tyer was elected during the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Municipal Association held virtually on Jan. 21st. She will serve a one-year term.

What does the Mayors' Association Do?

The Massachusetts Mayors' Association meets regularly throughout the year so the mayors of the state can discuss and strategize on major issues that are facing cities and towns, including local aid, transportation, education, housing, economic development, and job creation.

Deeply honored to be chosen by her peers...

I am deeply honored to be chosen for this position by my peers and I look forward to continuing my work with them and with the MMA in this new leadership position... As any mayor or local official can attest to, our communities are facing common challenges and are united on an agenda for growth and advancement. ~ Mayor Linda Tyer


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The Mayors’ Association is a member group of the Massachusetts Municipal Association, which is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization for cities and towns. By virtue of her election to the leadership role, Tyer will continue to serve as a member of the MMA Board of Directors.

Praise from the Municipal Association's executive director...

Mayor Tyer is widely recognized as a remarkable leader in her community and across the Commonwealth... The mayors of our state have asked her to be their leader in advancing the needs of our cities and towns, and we are very pleased that she has accepted this key post. ~ MMA Executive Director Geoff Beckwith


There are 47 mayors serving Massachusetts cities, including Pittsfield. The Massachusetts Mayors' Association was established in 1945 according to its website.


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