Agawam mayor term length resolution heads to State House after City Council approval

Hampden County

AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Agawam city council met Wednesday evening to discuss a mayor’s term length.

The council discussed on whether to change the term for mayor from two to four years. This all comes just a day after the city’s election was held.

Cecilia Calabrese, Vice President of the Agawam City council said, “It makes sense to me that we extend the term of mayor to four years so that as the chief executive in the city the mayor isn’t either just coming off an election or running for re-election. That the mayor, who ever that may be will have a full four years to administer the needs of the city without having to worry about elections.”

According to Calabrese, the City Council held a unanimous vote Wednesday night and approved extending the term limit. The decision will now head to state lawmakers and if approved at the State House, it will become a ballot question in the 2022 election.

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