Alex Morse loves his hometown. So much so that after he graduated from Brown University with a degree in Urban Studies, he returned and ran for Mayor. The first in his family to graduate from college, Morse served two term as student representative for the Holyoke School Committee and founded Holyoke for All – the city’s first LGBT nonprofit organization.
He also served for three years on the Massachusetts Governor’s LGBT commission. During his college career, Morse worked in Providence City Hall under then-Mayor David Cicilline, a current US Congressman. Alex Morse is the first openly gay mayor of a city in Massachusetts. He is a tireless advocate for youth and the LGBT community.
Mayor Morse was elected this past November and began his term this year. According to his website , Morse will focus on education, public safety and economic development. As well as efforts to create pride for Holyoke residents – make their city something they are proud of.
We are very excited to have Mayor Morse as one of our keynote speakers at the 3rd Annual GovLoop/Young Government Leaders Next Generation of Government Training Summit (July 26-27, 2012). For more information or to register please visit our website.