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Community Relations Committee

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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to promote positive relations throughout Easthampton's diverse population. We will work to build a sense of inclusion, community, and pride, where community members feel welcome, accepted, and valued.

Vision Statement:

We envision creating an Easthampton community in which all members have a voice, are connected, and feel empowered. By 2025, we will:

  • Provide opportunities for open dialogue
  • Connect citizens to their government
  • Support Easthampton on its path to becoming a community of Good Neighbors

Committee Members:

Emily Britton
Patricia Dougherty, Co-chair
Margaret Kierstein
Debora Lusnia, Co-chair
Jon Norman
Myra Oyedemi
Rebecca Passa, Secretary
Mary Lou Splain
Gabriela Stevenson

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Jon Norman is absent from the photo.

Appointing Authority: Easthampton Mayor
Confirming Authority: City Council
Number of Members: (9)  Number of Vacancies: (2)
Terms (3 years)

Upcoming Events:

A Community Forum on how to communicate effectively and respectfully with people who have different ideological and political perspectives.  Date/time: TBA


Typically, the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. (At times, every 2 weeks)

There is a designated “Public Speak” time at all regular meetings.
Members of the community can address the committee at that time.
(Meetings that are designated as work sessions typically do not include a time for “Public Speak”)

Meetings are currently held electronically, on Zoom, due to the pandemic. 

A link to attend an upcoming meeting may be found here:  Agendas & Minutes 

Community Input Form:

Have any comments, questions, suggestions?
Concerns, complaints, or compliments?
Click to download and fill out our  Community Input Form

 City-SPIRIT Report: (City-Site Problem Identification & Resolution of Issues Together)

Please see the attachment below.

This report is a compilation of issues in Easthampton, and recommended solutions, developed by a group of community leaders in June of 2018.
The Community Relations Committee was formed as a result of this report.

Contact Us:
Phone: (413) 529-1470

Mail: Community Relations Committee
          City of Easthampton
          50 Payson Avenue
          Easthampton, MA  01027

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Main Phone Number 413-529-1400
Municipal Building 50 Payson Avenue, Easthampton, MA 01027