David Narkewicz is mayor of all of Northampton. As a Florence resident and Florence business owner I appreciate that he takes time out of his busy schedule to have lunch with members of the Florence business community on a regular basis. At these meetings, David is open to hearing about issues that affect our village, knowledgeable about all aspects of city government, its budget, departments, current projects and vision. When presented with questions or concerns, he is concerned, open-minded, and responsive. I strongly support David as our mayor.
I would like to voice my support for David Narkewicz’s bid for re-election as Mayor of Northampton. I believe that he has shown a thoughtful and well-balanced approach in making decisions that affect the city going forward. He has made a concerted effort to give every citizen a voice, putting in place processes that are both transparent and inclusive. David is tireless in giving his enthusiasm, presence and participation to almost any community event and also attends many regional activities building bonds and sharing resources. He has also brought many state officials and legislators to Northampton, showcasing our city and introducing them to projects that are mutually beneficial. David has shown that he is a strong and thoughtful leader. He is the right choice to lead Northampton forward.
This is a time when we need real leaders who know the people of Northampton and truly listen to what they are saying and what their concerns are. David is that type of leader. I've seen it from the minute he became a City Councilor to now as Mayor. We need to keep him there.
I believe David feels it is a privilege to serve ALL the people of my beloved native city; he knows we’re in this together, tradition alongside innovation. He has proven he will work tirelessly, I trust him, and he can make me laugh. Doesn’t get better than that.
I have worked with Mayor Narkewicz on bringing a new Police Station to this community, as fellow Trustee at Look Park and as a member of the Capital Improvements Committee of our City. Mayor Narkewicz has been thoughtful and well prepared in every interaction. He has consistently shown his loyalty and commitment to our community and demonstrated a keen sense of financial matters. Our bond rating continues to be very high saving the tax payers significant expense in interest cost on our debt. Our debt level remains at a responsible level and our use of debt to meet the needs of the City is evaluated through a scrutinizing process. Further, he has managed to work effectively with those who have opposing views and among those with competing interests. He is respectful and courteous and represents our City with the highest level of professionalism and class. I am proud to support him in the upcoming election.
It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Mayor Narkewicz on the vitality of our downtown. David has been engaged and constructive around solutions to the challenges we face. On a personal note, we find him kind and we have great respect for his values. We fully endorse his continued leadership of Northampton.
Northampton is an electorate of diverse opinions on everything from revenue to parking to use of public spaces. In my opinion, Mayor Narkewicz balances all those opinions with humor, integrity and grace. He appears to arrive at his positions through equal parts analysis of available data and research and what he understands to be the will of the people. It’s not an easy job but I really can’t imagine anyone better suited for it.
First and foremost, throughout his time as mayor, David Narkewicz has demonstrated that his primary concern is for the well being of the citizens of Northampton. We enthusiastically support David Narkewicz for mayor.
I have worked with many mayors over my many years of public service. I can tell you that David is unique among public servants. He is kind, compassionate, and understanding. He listens. I mean he really listens. That is a rare commodity in today’s era of egocentric politicians. He is also a Veteran who understands what it means to serve our country. But what I like most about David is that he is humble and he is always considerate of opposing opinions. At the end of the day, he weighs both sides and does what is right for our city, and for that we have a great community and a great place to raise a family.
In contrast to our nation’s capital, the City of Northampton is fortunate to have a leader who has consistently demonstrated honesty, integrity, and intelligence. As a member of the Northampton Parks and Recreation Commission, I have found Mayor Narkewicz to be a hard-working person who serves Northampton well. He approaches challenging decisions armed with knowledge and objectivity. As a retired teacher in the Northampton Public Schools, I have been impressed with David Narkewicz; he listens well, he is responsible and respectful, and he always does his homework. He has a leadership style that makes him a positive role model for our youth. Finally, he has demonstrated the ability to use social media as an effective tool to inform the community of current affairs and to respond promptly and politely to concerned citizens.
I am supporting David Narkewicz because I know he is proud of our city and its amazing history, that he cares deeply for each of us no matter what our age, background, ethnicity, color, economic status, level of education, or sexual orientation, that he will faithfully endeavor everyday to be the best mayor he can be, for us and our children, and will do all he has the power to do to build upon the successes we have already achieved as one of America's premiere cities, that for all of us is home.
I have appreciation and admiration for the many accomplishments of our city under the leadership of Mayor David Narkewicz. As a business owner I feel that his understanding of the challenges we face is matched by his vision, credentials, and enthusiasm. From rebuilding Pulaski Park and improving the Pleasant Street corridor to adding affordable housing and increasing green space, the mayor balances the needs of downtown with the needs of the larger community. Mostly I appreciate Mayor Narkewicz’s tireless efforts to keep Northampton one of the best places to live, work, and visit.
We are pleased and proud that David Narkewicz is running for re-election as Northampton’s mayor. David has been an intelligent, informed, inclusive and accessible public official—always willing to hear from constituents and respond to their concerns. He has made hard decisions when he has had to—managing and governing responsibly are never easy. He tells you honestly what he thinks, and why, and he always has great thought behind his decisions and great integrity. We are honored to support his candidacy for re-election.
David Narkewicz has proved himself to be energetic, thoughtful, and compassionate as he has sought to serve the city in some troublesome times. He recognizes those things that make Northampton the great town it is now, and is always looking to make it better yet.
I am thrilled to support David Narkewicz to continue serving as our mayor. There is no greater testimony to his leadership than his accomplishments: from preserving our basic services with a balanced budget in tight fiscal times to creating landmark open space in our city center to being an innovative, steady, and dignified leader. These are just a few of the reasons we would all be so fortunate to have him at the helm for another 4 years.
David is a rare leader. He is calm and thoughtful under pressure, considerate of other points of view, willing to take unpopular stands and yet also change his mind when convinced that it’s the right thing to do. David reflects the best of Northampton. He is a steady, honest, and dedicated public servant.
I have lived in Northampton for over 30 years and have appreciated the leadership in our city government. David Narkewicz continues that tradition by upholding the values we cherish, such as the protection for refugees! David has proven to be a competent mayor who has maintained a safe and vibrant city for all.
I applaud David's values. Second, his showing up at a variety of events ... does he ever sleep? Third, his follow-up: he delivers!
Northampton is an unusual place. And we need unusual leadership—we want leaders who are unusually compassionate, unusually progressive, unusually inclusive, unusually fair, unusually creative, and unusually approachable. David Narkewicz is an unusual person who has proven to be an outstanding leader for our fine city. We have set the bar high and David meets our needs and requirements! We work our Mayors hard, lucky for us David is not afraid of hard work. He works tirelessly for the people of Northampton—with all our diversity, demands, and loveable quirks. Unafraid of controversy, David stands up for what he believes in; and we are blessed that he believes in us.
David Narkewicz has the track record of a proven leader and the heart of a caring and compassionate public servant. He is well informed and informs the citizens of Northampton daily of relevant community issues because he is a visionary and an excellent communicator. David is dedicated and inspiring. He is ethical and experienced. We have seen many positives changes during his time as Northampton’s mayor. It is clear that your vote for David Narkewicz will assure the continued growth of our diverse city and the support of each and every one of its residents.
I met David when we worked together on the board of the Northampton Education Foundation. He served as co-president of NEF for several years and he helped to raise the initial $1,000,000 to create NEF's Endowment Fund. He is a public school parent himself, and I know that he is as committed to the education of Northampton’s children as it is possible for a person to be. Beyond that, in his first terms as mayor, he has shown himself to be extremely knowledgeable about the complex workings of our city as a whole. He is conscientious, open-minded, and very thorough in his approach to issues. His low-key manner has a way of bringing down the emotional temperature of contentious discussions and allowing all sides to be heard and considered. We are fortunate that he is running for a third term and I am delighted to support him!
David is thoughtful, considered and deliberate in his positions; he is reasonable and yet of his own mind in approaching complex and significant issues. He is committed to community-building in Northampton.
I support David because he is a person who has shown great leadership in our city's neighborhoods, educational communities, and city government. Further, he is committed to our city's residents-from our youngest residents in need of a sound education to the rest of us who are young or young at heart who love this city and rely on its many services and celebrated treasures. Our neighborhoods, schools, government offices, and, its most treasured asset, its people, are in good hands under David's leadership.
I've known David Narkewicz first as a fellow parent at Bridge Street School and then as a community leader. In each of these roles, I've been struck by his intelligence, composure, sense of humor, and dedication to our city. These are the qualities that make him an exceptional and effective mayor and I'm proud to support his reelection.
I support David Narkewicz as ongoing mayor for Northampton because of his honesty, integrity, and straightforward way of listening and leading. I trust that he has the strength to make decisions that will help our community as a whole, no matter how difficult.