Lowell City Manager Bernie Lynch submits his letter of resignation, effective March 10, 2014

UPDATE: Here’s a video of CM Lynch reading his letter of resignation. Video taken by Jack Mitchell of Lowell Live Feed from balcony of council chamber.


Paul Belley shares his thoughts on his blog, Captain’s Log.

[updated Jan 8 at 6:20 pm] Lynne on Left in Lowell provides a good recap of the events that brought Bernie Lynch to Lowell back in 2006 and provides other valuable context to his departure announcement


  1. shaughnessy says:

    I’d like to say I’m surprised, but I’m not. Lowell can’t have nice things.

    Thank you for tolerating our nonsense for this long Manager Lynch. You will be missed by the many of us who don’t know a guy who’s brother golfed with (insert has-been nobody only known to “prestigious” Lowell here).

  2. Jack Moynihan says:

    I think that this is a sad day for the city, but thanks to Mr. Lynch for his excellent years of service. I wish him well in future endeavors.

  3. Greg Page says:

    I am a huge fan of Bernie Lynch, both professionally and personally.

    I admire the work he’s done to restore the city’s finances, its long-term liabilities, its professionalism, its reputation, etc. I’ve enjoyed working with him, and I look forward to being his neighbor.

    But whether you’re more a fan of Ecclesiastes or the Byrds, I’ll point out that both remind us of this: “To everything there is a season.”

    7.5 years is a great run. Personalities can’t endure, but great systems can. The city’s continued success post-Bernie will be a testament to his legacy.