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Upcoming Events:


Meet with Linda at Mrs. Mitchell’s
located in the plaza at Homestead and Westfield Road (Rt. 202)
Thursday, September 18th 6:00 p.m.
  • Lower Westfield/Homestead intersection project
  • Gary Rome proposal
  • Dollar Store update
  • HCC road update
  • Holyoke Hotel
  • Whiting Farms zone update-next meeting Sept 30th
  • Other issues as requested

Past Events:

Memorial Day Observances, May 26th, 2014

Holyoke remembers war dead with Green Beret Max Bowers asking they be honored 'now and forever'
Linda & John with State Senator Humason

Linda & John with Ward 4 School committeeman Cesar Lopez

Ward 5 Citizen Forum - Apr. 23rd

  • Wednesday April 23rd, 7:00 p.m.
  • Mrs. Mitchell’s - Homestead Avenue and Westfield Road
with updates on:
  • Lower Westfield Rd./Homestead intersection project
  • Marcotte Ford proposal
  • Dollar Store update
  • HCC road update
  • Update on Officer gun issue
  • Whiting Farms zone update
  • and other topics of interest as requested
  • Read Minutes of the Meeting

Ward 5 Citizen Forum - Dec. 12th

  • Thursday December 12th from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Mrs. Mitchell’s - Homestead Avenue and Westfield Road
with updates on:
  • Marcotte Ford expansion ideas (Whiting Farms Road)
  • Geriatric Authority update
  • Crosswalk issues
  • and other topics of interest
  • Read Minutes of the Meeting


Thank You for your vote of confidence with the highest total votes of any ward councilor! I promise to continue to represent you to the best of my ability.
An Appreciation Reception for all supporters will be held at Mrs. Mitchell’s:
Saturday November 16th at 3PM.
A Citizens Forum will follow where updates on the HCC road, water issues and other updates will be provided.
Read Meeting Minutes

Call 533-6498 with any questions or check on www.lindavacon.org for more info.

Linda's Opening and Closing statements from the Candidate Forum,
October 23, 2013 Click here

Linda and John at the Big E on Holyoke Day, 2013 Standout group at Strum's Plaza

Re-election fundraising event

Thanks for the great turnoout!

Join Linda for food, fun and talk of Holyoke’s future
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9TH, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
at JP’S on Whiting Farms Road

View Event Flyer Here
Printable version of Event Flyer


Holyoke, MA…Today in front of a large group of friends, family, and neighbors at JP’s Restaurant, Holyoke Ward 5 City Councilor Linda Vacon announced her re-election campaign.

“I have worked hard to make a difference on the City Council for Ward 5. Whether it is solving a constituent problem or holding the line on wasteful spending, the people of Ward 5 can count on me,” said Vacon. ... Continue reading ....

Public Hearing and Meeting about Holyoke Hotel

View/Print August 20 Public Hearing & Meeting Agenda
See links below for Construction Plans and Site Review
  • Tuesday, August 20
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 4th Floor, City Hall Annex

Citizen's Forum

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
6:0 p.m.
at Mrs. Mitchell's
Homestead & Rt. 202
View/Print Meeting Minutes
  1. Walmart
  2. Homestead Road Improvements
  3. Geriatric Authority Lease View Gendara Lease information
  4. Holyoke Hotel Reconstruction Plans
  5. Q & A

You are invited to a forum on the Holyoke Budget
Hosted by Holyoke Ward 5 City Councilor Linda Vacon
Thursday, May 28, 2013
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Holyoke Community College
Kittredge Center
PeoplesBank Conference Room

The purpose of this forum is to follow up on the Tax Abatement Workshop where the budget overview was presented to explain how the tax bills are generated. Citizens were informed that the time to have input on city expenses (leading to the tax bills) is now, at budget time.

A summary of the budget will be presented at the forum. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to ask questions and offer suggestions for changes desired in the proposed budget.
View/Print Press Release


Ongoing Events:

Neighborhood Crime Watch Meeting

"Neighbors Looking After Neighbors"
Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month
from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Hosted by Glen Sexton, Wards 3 & 5 coordinator
Location: Holyoke Community College
Kittredge Center, (Room # may vary, see agenda)
303 Homestead Avenue
More more info, call Glen at 413/858-0851
All Ward 5 residents are encouraged to attend

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