EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle announced on Tuesday that she would run for another term as mayor.
Mayor LaChapelle said in an announcement sent to 22News that she wanted to continue to guide the city through the plans that continue to unfold during the coronavirus pandemic. The full announcement is below:
“Since my first election in 2017, we have launched exciting plans for the future of Easthampton that balance smart growth and fairness. We have received a record number of grants and other investment funding opportunities and we are starting to see the fruits of this work, as we execute projects like Blueprint Easthampton, the new Mountain View K-8 School, and significant improvements to our roads and open spaces.
The ravages of COVID-19 have shone the spotlight on issues that existed long before the pandemic. With new urgency, we have long-awaited conversations about food and housing security, education, the fragile health and child care systems, harm reduction strategies, internet access and health. government efficiency.
Our work together is not over. And that is why I am running for re-election.
I am grateful that our smart tax planning has borne fruit and I am proud to have kept Easthampton stable and growing during the global pandemic, but now I must also look to 2021. It would be a great honor for me to continue to guide the city through these challenges. – without forgetting to put our ambitious pre-COVID economic development efforts back on track. We have a bright future ahead of us at Easthampton.
I am writing to you today to ask for your support as I run for re-election as mayor of Easthampton.
Thank you for your trust and your partnership. Together, let’s envision a peaceful and productive future for Easthampton.
Mayor of Easthampton
PS I want to talk to as many people as possible this summer about my re-election. If you want to throw a house party, reply to this email and we’ll follow up! “