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Meet Jay Ruais


Jay P. Ruais was sworn in on January 2, 2024 as the 49th Mayor of Manchester. He is an officer in the Army National Guard, a former policy professional, and nonprofit executive with experience working on issues like veterans care, addiction, and mental health. Jay lives in Ward 7 with his wife Veronica. He is a Member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 5163 in Manchester, belongs to the Henry J. Sweeney Post 2 American Legion, and is a parishioner at Ste. Marie’s Roman Catholic Church on the West Side.

His goal is to make Manchester the best mid-size city in the United States!

Mayor's Staff

Nick Pappas- Chief of Staff 

Carole Alfano-Communications Director

McKenna Gladsyz- Office Coordinator

Request an Appearance 

Please visit our Request a Meeting or Appearance page if you would like to request that the Mayor speak, attend, or otherwise participate in your Manchester community event. For ribbon cutting requests, please be sure to indicate whether you are already working with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Request a Proclamation

Proclamation requests should be submitted via the city's "Request a Proclamation" page.


Contact Information

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

Get Directions

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

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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