Mayor Tom Koch

After spending 20 years in various leadership positions on behalf of the City of Quincy, Tom Koch launched an underdog campaign for Mayor in 2007, pledging to create a more active, open, and responsive City Hall that reflected the values of the Community. In January 2008, he was sworn in as the 33rd Mayor of Quincy, Massachusetts.

He’s since been re-elected five times. In 2020, he become the longest serving Mayor in the City of Quincy’s history.

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Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch Adds Fourth Ladder Company to Fire Department

For the first time since 1989, the City of Quincy will be covered by four fire department ladder companies thanks to manpower increases over the last several years sponsored by Mayor Thomas P. Koch. The City announced today that a ladder company will be activated at the Houghs Neck firehouse starting on July 1, resulting…

Mayor Koch Announces Re-Election Campaign

QUINCY – Mayor Thomas P. Koch today announced his candidacy for a 7th term as the City’s Mayor with plans for a campaign kick-off event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 in the Tirrell Room of the Quincy Lodge of Elks on Quarry Street.   “Serving as Mayor is the honor of my life, and I’m…

Mayor’s Historic New School Program Qualifies For A Fifth

A new Quincy High; a new Central Middle School; a new South-West Middle School; a new special education learning center; and now officially in the pipeline: A new Squantum Elementary School. Planning is officially underway to replace the century-old Squantum School after Mayor Koch and the City received a critical vote welcoming the project into…

Innovative Pension Financing Plan Would Save Taxpayers Millions

Keeping to a long-standing practice of finding creative solutions to protect the City’s taxpayers, Mayor Koch is pursuing an innovative proposal that will save tens of millions dollars by changing how the City pays for its outstanding pension costs. The City has more than $400 million in outstanding pension costs, primarily costs associated with retirees…

Mayor: Quincy College is City’s “Greatest Force for Equality”

In his annual State of the City address, Mayor Koch outlined a bold vision to secure the future of Quincy College, calling it the City’s “Greatest Force for Equality.” In the speech, the mayor called for a renewed local commitment to grow the school, including new and expanded programs, financial assistance, and ultimately the school’s…

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