december, 2018

06dec7:00 PM9:00 PMThe Berkshire Eagle's Conversation Series7Pm |Church Street Center7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247


Event Details

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; program begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $12, $10 for subscribers, $5 with valid student ID
Subscriber discount only available by phone or in-person. Student discount available in-person only.
Call to reserve your advanced seating, 413-496-6355,
or email [email protected]

A conversation with the Berkshire mayors: Hopes and challenges for the county

Moderated by Kevin Moran, executive editor of The Berkshire Eagle

Linda M. Tyer, mayor of Pittsfield

Linda M. Tyer took office in January 2016 as the first mayor elected
to a four-year term in Pittsfield’s history. A former Pittsfield city clerk
and Ward 3 city councilor, Mayor Tyer’s family roots in the city date
back to her great-grandparents, one of whom was a Pittsfield police officer. Mayor Tyer cites their strong work ethic and community pride as influencing her deep commitment to the city of Pittsfield. As a city councilor, she served on the Ordinances & Rules, Finance, and Public Health and Safety committees, and she was the City Council’s representative to the Community Development Board. She is a founding member and past president of the Samuel Harrison Society in Pittsfield.
She is an alumna of the Leadership Institute for Public Policy and
Impact and a graduate of Bay Path College.

Thomas W. Bernard, mayor of North Adams

Thomas W. Bernard began his term of office in January. As mayor, he also chairs North Adams’ school committee. Mayor Bernard previously served as director of special projects at Smith College, in various administrative roles at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and as a development officer at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. He serves on the Berkshire Compact for Education, the Berkshire County Education Task Force’s governance subcommittee, the Berkshire Blueprint steering committee and the Impact Council of Berkshire County Leaders. He is a founding board member of Develop North Adams and the North Adams Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Bernard is a graduate of Drury High School, Williams College and Westfield State University.

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative and South Congregational Church.


(Thursday) 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Church Street Center

375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247