Acting Mayor Terry Murphy bids farewell to Holyoke

Hampden County

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Acting Mayor Terry Murphy said goodbye to the city of Holyoke Wednesday.

Murphy addressed city employees and supporters in one last news conference. The acting mayor took over seven months ago after longtime Mayor Alex Morse left office early.

Overcome with emotion, Murphy reflected on his service and thanked the community, “It has been my honor to serve this city and to serve you and hopefully make many lives a little better thank you.”

Before leaving office, he took care of one last mayoral duty, issuing a proclamation of gratitude to his executive assistant and long time city hall worker Nilka Ortiz.

Joshua Garcia will officially take over on November 15th.

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