The State We’re In: How Do Massachusetts Mayors Govern?

Massachusetts has 351 cities and towns. In 47 of those cities and towns, an elected mayor serves as chief executive. Massachusetts mayors face a variety of challenges in running their cities, from working with city councils, to providing fiscal responsibility, to maintaining programs and vital services. When it comes to governing, no city is the same. Ray Hershel sits down with the mayors of three Western Massachusetts cities: West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt, Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle, and North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard to talk about their visions for their respective cities and what challenges they face as mayors.