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Gove delivers state of the city address
AMESBURY — Mayor Kassandra Gove gave her State of the City address on Tuesday night in a packed City Hall, touching on topics that included the status of the new Sgt. Jordan M. Shay Memorial Lower Elementary School and the importance of continued community involvement in setting up the city for future success.
Mayor highlights Amesbury's biggest achievements in the past year
AMESBURY —Maples Crossing, the new elementary school, and the financial state of the city were among the topics raised as Mayor Kassandra Gove shared her thoughts about 2022 with The Daily News.
Gove said her administration’s biggest achievement was securing the city’s financial stability.
Amesbury's Mayor Gove proposes $71.3 million budget year
AMESBURY — Mayor Kassandra Gove has released her proposed $71.3 million operating budget for fiscal 2023, up 2.95%, or $2 million, over last year’s numbers.
MEET AMESBURY'S HISTORY-mAKING MAYOR
AMESBURY — Amesbury, Massachusetts, Mayor Kassandra Gove told NBC10 Boston about being the youngest person to hold the post, as well as the first woman to do so.
Amesbury’s Youngest Mayor Strengthens the City Through the Pandemic and Beyond
Kassandra Gove was 34 years old when she took office in January 2020 as Amesbury’s youngest and first female mayor. As a fifth-generation Amesbury resident who is passionate about her city, Gove had big plans for her first term that she describes as four “pillars” of service: communication and transparency, investing in infrastructure, a student-centered approach to education, and thoughtful economic development.
GOVE CREDITS PERSONAL APPROACH, ATTENTION TO DETAIL FOR WIN
AMESBURY — Mayor Kassandra Gove credited personalized campaigning and an attention to detail for her reelection victory Tuesday.
“Over the last two years, we have worked really hard to communicate with folks who live and work in Amesbury,” Gove said Wednesday. “I’d say that the residents and electorate are more engaged than ever. They better understand municipal government and how it works and are more passionate about what happens in their community and they showed that by coming out yesterday.”
Staying true to her core values of communication and transparency, as well as paying close attention to infrastructure, economic development and student-centered education, were also key ingredients to her electoral success, Gove said.
Gove wins reelection in Amesbury
AMESBURY — Mayor Kassandra Gove easily won reelection to a second term on Tuesday, tallying 3,611 votes to 2,304 for challenger James Kelcourse.
Gove wants to keep momentum going
AMESBURY — Although the COVID-19 pandemic may have altered Kassandra Gove’s first-term plans as mayor, she is confident that she has earned another two years in the corner office.
EMERGE MA INTERVIEWS THE YOUNGEST MA MAYOR, KASSANDRA GOVE OF AMESBURY
Kassandra had the opportunity to chat with Linda Champion and Jacquetta Van Zandt at Emerge Massachusetts about what it’s like to be Mayor. She loved the conversation and talking about how knowing her “why” has helped her get to where she is.
Alumna takes helm as mayor of hometown during pandemic
Kassandra Gove, ’09 higher education administration, knows her educational background doesn’t immediately say “elect me as your mayor.”
Gove takes oath as Amesbury's fifth mayor
AMESBURY — Promising an open door policy and a stronger community, Kassandra Gove raised her right hand and took the oath of office to become the city’s fifth mayor before a crowd of hundreds packed into the City Hall auditorium Thursday night.
Amesbury's mayor-elect gets ready to take office in January
AMESBURY — Mayor-elect Kassandra Gove tapped into a young and growing electorate to become the city’s fifth mayor last week. She says she believes it is that energy and enthusiasm that is going to allow her to hit the ground running when she takes office in January.
Kassandra Gove '07
In the small New England town of Amesbury, Mass., brick sidewalks connect tree-lined streets, flower boxes bloom against storefront windows in the spring, and a canopy of color marks the crisp onset of fall. Winters here are fit for a snow globe, and summers glitter with fireflies. There are steepled churches and restored textile mill buildings. A gazebo remains ready for gatherings in Town Park.
On any given day, the approximately 17,000 citizens of Amesbury can be found going about their business, exchanging friendly hellos at the grocery store, lending a helping hand whenever one is needed. There is a bustling downtown, complete with historic buildings and shops, and in the mayor’s office, there is a Jacksonville University alumna who loves this town and its people, and who credits JU with helping her ascend to the office she currently holds.
Gove elected Amesbury's mayor
AMESBURY — The city will see a new mayor next year after Kassandra Gove defeated incumbent Mayor Ken Gray in the municipal election Tuesday by a 2,306 to 2,149 vote.