Mayor Petty

Mayor & Councilor-at-Large

Mayor PettyJoseph M. Petty of 2 Grove Heights Drive, Executive Secretary to the employee's retirement system of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, is serving his eleventh two-year term as Councilor-At-Large and his fourth term as Mayor of the City of Worcester.


He is a graduate of Holy Name Central Catholic High School, Worcester. He received a BS in Business Administration from Nichols College, Dudley, and a law degree from New England School of Law, Boston.


Mayor Petty believes providing reliable police and fire services and exercising budgetary prudence at City Hall are issues of high priority. He promotes improving our infrastructure, especially in our neighborhoods.

Personal Facts

He is married to the former Gayle A. Perrone and is the father of two sons, Andrew and Joseph, and one daughter, Nicole.

Mayor's Civics Academy - Are you NECT?

Navigate, Engage, Connect, Transform (NECT), the 2018 Mayor's Civics Academy, is now accepting nominations for participants. The Academy provides young Worcester leaders a unique opportunity to navigate city government, engage leaders, connect on the issues and transform lives and community.

Main Goals of the Mayor's Civic Academy:

  • Provide an outlet for young adults to collaborate with local government officials.
  • Develop a better understanding of how to serve Worcester's young residents.
  • Understand history of local movements and the impact of organizing and local advocacy.
  • Create learning opportunities that support civic engagement and community service.

The 2018 Civics Academy will take place on the first and third Thursday, April - September from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The Mayor is now accepting applications. Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Worcester (ages 18-24).
  • Attendance at every session is mandatory.
  • Provide a brief letter of interest introducing yourself and interest in joining this year's class.

Apply Online


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