David Narkewicz was elected the 44th Mayor of the City of Northampton in November 2011. He previously served as Councilor At-Large and President of the Northampton City Council from 2010-2011 and Ward 4 City Councilor from 2006-2010.
Prior to his elected service, David was actively involved in numerous community organizations, most notably the Northampton Education Foundation (NEF), where he was a twelve-year board member and served as Co-President. He also served as a citizen appointee to the Transportation and Parking Commission from 2003-2005 and the Zoning Board of Appeals from 1999-2003.
David was a district aide to former U.S. Congressman John Olver (D-MA), for whom he directed federal funding and economic development initiatives in western and central Massachusetts. He had previously served on the Washington D.C. legislative staffs of Congressman Doug Walgren (D-PA), Congressman Dennis Eckart (D-OH), and Congressman Ted Strickland (D-OH), working on a broad range of public policy issues.
David is a proud alumnus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to college, David served on active duty in the United States Air Force as a personnel specialist. After assignments in Texas, Mississippi, Maine, and Washington, D.C, he completed his military service as a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard while attending UMass.
David was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts on April 25, 1966 and grew up one of nine children in nearby Shelburne Falls. His mother, Madeline Narkewicz, was a homemaker and later a realtor, and lives in Leeds. His late father, Joseph Narkewicz, was a 35-year employee of Massachusetts Electric and a World War II veteran of the Battle of Okinawa.
David is married to Dr. Yelena Mikich and they have two daughters, Emma and Zoe, who both attended Bridge Street Elementary School, J.F.K. Middle School, and Northampton High School.