Kevin Murphy  
City Manager
Title: City Manager
Phone: 978-674-4400
Kevin Murphy, City Manager


Kevin Murphy was appointed City Manager in March, 2014 after serving more than 30 years in government and legislative positions. Most recently he served 17 years as State Representative for the 18th Middlesex District having been first elected in 1997. From 1983 to 1996 he served as Lowell's Assistant City Solicitor. As State Representative he chaired the Committee on Higher Education and was a member of the Committee on Ways and Means. During his tenure he helped shape legislation affecting education, health care, housing, transportation and economic development.


Manager Murphy is a proponent of a collaborative approach to governance and is committed to providing Lowell's residents with quality customer service in the delivery of essential municipal services. He also looks forward to nurturing public/private partnerships, advancing economic development initiatives and diversifying Lowell's workforce, boards and commissions.

In 1983 Mr. Murphy founded a private practice law firm which he managed for 30 years. A lifelong Lowell resident, Manager Murphy is a 1974 graduate of Boston College and 1983 graduate of Suffolk University Law School.

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