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Merrimack Valley

December 7, 2013

Rivera sets up website to receive resumes and ideas

LAWRENCE — Want to work for the city, volunteer to serve on a city board or commission or just tell Mayor-elect Daniel Rivera what you expect from him over the next four years?

Do it at www.makelawrencebetter.com/transition.

Rivera has added the page to his campaign website to collect resumes, applications and suggestions for how he should focus his priorities and govern the city when he takes office Jan. 2.

The site went up this week. A dozen or so suggestions already have arrived. Maggie Super Church, co-chair of Rivera’s transition team, made some public but withheld the names of the people who sent them.

“I strongly recommend (creating) activities for our youth, in particular after-school and summer vacation,” one resident said.

Another urged Rivera to post information about the city, from its taxi services to its cultural life, at the MBTA rail station.

The suggestions will be routed to one of the 10 committees Rivera has appointed to help him set priorities and advise him on issues that include public safety, economic development and education.

“The fundamental goal of the transition process is to begin a community conversation about making Lawrence better,” Rivera’s website says, echoing a campaign theme. “The transition process will create an opportunity for people who are living, working, investing and raising families in the city to brainstorm, contribute their ideas and be part of the change.”

To send the transition teams and the mayor-elect your suggestions, go to the webpage and click on “ideas.”

To apply for a city job, e-mail a cover letter and resume to work@makelawrencebetter.com

To apply to serve on a city board or commission, send a cover letter and resume to serve@makelawrencebetter.com

To volunteer for other work, send a letter indicating your area of interest to volunteer@makelawrencebetter.com.

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