Intro to Marblehead Town Government
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In partnership with the Marblehead League of Women Voters, Abbot Public Library will present a series of lectures on Marblehead Town Government, providing the opportunity for town residents to learn about how individual departments work within the municipality. This program will be offered in person and on Zoom. Please register below to attend in person or register here to attend via Zoom.
The first speaker is Amy McHugh, the Superintendent for the Water and Sewer Commission which oversees the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Systems in Marblehead. Some of McHugh’s major projects include: The Pleasant Street Drainage Project (a complete upgrade of the Storm Water, Sewer, and Water Systems in the Business District); replacement of the two sewer transmission lines which run from Marblehead to the treatment plant in Salem under Salem Harbor; rehabilitation of the Sargent Road Sewer Pump Station and replacement of the Clifton Sewer Pump Station; and multiple water main upgrades, most recently the Humphrey Street Project. She is also the town representative for both the South Essex Sewerage District Board and Mass Water Resource Authority Advisory Board.
In addition to her duties as Superintendent, McHugh was recently appointed Director of Public Works. Public Works consist of the Highway, Storm Water, Tree and Fleet Mechanical Departments. The Department of Public Works mission is to maintain and improve the Town’s public ways, stormwater infrastructure, public shade trees, town vehicular fleet, and to coordinate public way snow and storm operations in a safe, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner.
McHugh is a graduate of Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering with a BS degree in Civil Engineering, and of Wheaton College, where McHugh earned a BA degree in Mathematics.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization with respect to candidates and parties, working to protect and expand voting rights and defend democracy through education and advocacy.