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Meet Joyce Craig

Joyce Craig is the 48th Mayor of Manchester. Born and raised in Manchester, Mayor Craig strives to continue the city’s progress as a statewide leader in economic development. She’s committed to tackling the city’s challenges head-on through collaboration with residents, businesses and non-profit organizations.

The first woman to be elected to Manchester’s highest office, Mayor Craig has addressed some of Manchester’s most pressing challenges and delivered on the promises she made to voters. In her time in office, Mayor Craig has:

Mayor Craig began her public service in 2007. As the mother of three young children, she was concerned by the many challenges facing Manchester’s schools, and she ran for and won a seat on the Manchester School Board. She was then elected to the Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

As an Alderman, Mayor Craig authored three city budgets adopted by the majority of the Board of Mayor and Alderman, investing in our roads and schools while holding the line on property taxes. These budgets also supported essential city services such as citywide bus service and allowed the Westside Library to remain open.

A product of Manchester public schools, Mayor Craig grew up in Ward 8 and attended Green Acres, Southside, and Memorial High School. She then went on to earn her degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Mayor Craig and her husband, Michael, have three children, William, Sarah, and Kathryn.

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City of Manchester
Mayor's Office
One City Hall Plaza
Manchester, NH 03101

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Phone: (603) 624-6500
Fax: (603) 624-6576

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Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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