The City Council is the legislative body for the city and exercises its powers in accordance with Article 2 of the City Charter. The City Council is responsible for adopting the budget, adopting city ordinances, approving non-scheduled appropriations, approving appointments to multi-member boards, and approving city tax rates. The City Council is also responsible for retaining an independent auditor to examine the city’s financial documents on an annual basis.
The City Council elects a Council President who serves as the presiding officer at all City Council meetings. The City Council conducts normal business on the first and third Thursday of each month, except in July and August when only one meeting is scheduled per month. In the absence of the Council President, the Council Vice-President (also elected by the City Council) will serve as the presiding officer.
The City Council also has four standing committees consisting of four city councilors on each committee: Committee on Finance, Committee on Legislative Matters, Committee on City Services and the Committee on Community Resources. Each committee elects a Chair and Vice-Chair. Most committees meet once per month, with the exception of the Committee on Finance which meets more frequently.
The City Council employs an Administrative Assistant to the City Council to provide support and record keeping for all City Council activities.
Ryan R. O'DonnellCity Council President/Councilor At LargePhone: 413-570-3159
William H. DwightCouncilor At LargePhone: 413-262-6710
Maureen T. CarneyWard 1Phone: 413-584-2904
Dennis P. BidwellWard 2Phone: 413-584-2732
James NashWard 3Phone: (413) 582-0637
Gina-Louise SciarraCity Council Vice President/Ward 4Phone: 413-570-3133
David A. MurphyWard 5Phone: 413-586-5461
Marianne L. LaBargeWard 6Phone: 413-584-7937
Alisa KleinWard 7Phone: 413-586-9123
Laura KrutzlerAdministrative AssistantPhone: 413-587-1210
Northampton City Council
The Northampton City Council meets regularly on the first and third Thursday of each month with the exception of July and August. During July and August the City Council meets once per month. The dates of the City Council meeting for 2018 and 2019 are below. All regularly scheduled meetings are held in City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street.
Regularly scheduled City Council meetings begin at 7:00 pm.
Special City Council meetings are held as needed. Please click here for the City Calendar for exact date, time and location of special meetings
We invite you to share your feedback. Each regularly scheduled meeting begins with a Public Comment period. Members of the public can address the Council on any matter for a three minute period. Please note that the City Council is not able to respond to Public Comment during regularly scheduled meetings.January 4, 2018 January 3, 2019
January 18, 2018 January 17, 2019
February 1, 2018 February 7, 2019
February 15, 2018 February 21, 2019
March 1, 2018 March 7, 2019
March 15, 2018 March 21, 2019
April 5, 2018 April 4, 2019
April 19, 2018 April 18, 2019
May 3, 2018 May 2, 2019
May 17, 2018 May 16, 2019
June 7, 2018 June 6, 2019
June 21, 2018 June 20, 2019
July 12, 2018 July 11, 2019
August 16, 2018 August 15, 2019
September 6, 2018 September 5, 2019
September 20, 2018 September 19, 2019
October 4, 2018 October 3, 2019
October 18, 2018 October 17, 2019
November 1, 2018 November 7, 2019
November 15, 2018 November 21, 2019
December 6, 2018 December 5, 2019
December 20, 2018 December 19, 2019
|Committee on Finance||Committee on City Services||Committee on Legislative Matters||Committee on Community Resources|
General Meeting Day/Time
|As announced during City Council Meetings & 4th Tuesday monthly||4:00 pm on 1st Monday monthly (exceptions noted on city calendar)||5:00 pm on 2nd Monday monthly (exceptions noted on city calendar)||5:00 or 5:30 pm on 3rd Monday monthly (exceptions noted on city calendar)|
|8/28/2018||No Aug. meeting||8/13/2018||No Aug. meeting|
|No Dec Meeting||12/3/2018||12/10/2018||12/17/2018|
No Aug Meeting