Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse to discuss career and plans for city
Alex Morse, the 23-year-old mayor of Holyoke, will speak about his historic election last fall and his efforts to revitalize his hometown during a talk on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge.
Last January, Morse was sworn in as the youngest mayor in Holyoke’s history. He has spent much of his time since then working on early childhood literacy; building a local economy around art, innovation and technology; supporting community policing initiatives; and marketing Holyoke as a great place to live, work and recreate.
Morse was born and raised in Holyoke and is a proud product of the city’s public schools. When he graduated from Brown University with a degree in urban studies, he became the first in his family to finish college. While Morse was at Brown, he spent three years working closely with former Providence mayor and current Congressman David Cicilline. He has worked for four years as a youth career counselor at CareerPoint in Holyoke.
This event, presented by the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA), is an opportunity for students to talk directly and informally with a young, successful leader for social change.