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City Mayor's Mayor's Accomplishments
City Mayor's Accomplishments
During Fiscal Year 2013 (Mayor Murphy)
  • Called regularly scheduled monthly Special Meetings to improve oversight of the City Auditor, Clerk and Manager, and allow for more substantive discussion about long-term planning, projects and policy initiatives. 
  • Facilitated joint meetings with the School Committee and administration to increase intergovernmental communication and collaboration. 
  • Created blog, maintained active Twitter and YouTube accounts for Mayor’s office, and used eGov notifications to expand outreach to residents through weekly messages. 
  • Held regular office hours and attended several community events to connect directly with residents. 
  • Established the Sister City Task Force to revive previously dormant partnerships with our current sister cities, began new relationships and explored possibilities for others. 
  • Worked with members of the School Department and Mass. Mayors’ Association to help develop and advocate an aggressive education agenda for Gateway Cities. 
  • Met with businesses looking to locate or expand here in Lowell, supported local entrepreneurship initiatives, and reached out to several local foreign consulates to promote Lowell as a city prime for foreign investment. 
  • Led School Committee in reaching contract agreements with all six bargaining units for the duration of the 2012-3 term and into the next.