Meet Tom



Tom Bernard
has served as mayor of the City of North Adams, Massachusetts, since January 2018. In addition to his city leadership role Tom serves as chair of the school committee of the North Adams Public Schools.

     A North Adams native, Tom is a graduate of Drury High School, Williams College, and Westfield State University.

     He previously served as director of special projects at Smith College; in various administrative roles at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), most notably as executive assistant to the president and clerk to the MCLA board of trustees; and as a development officer at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).

     As mayor, Tom serves as a member of Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito's municipal working group; District Attorney Andrea Harrington's Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force; the Berkshire Compact for Education; and the Impact Council of Berkshire County Leadership.

     Prior North Adams and Berkshire County volunteer experience includes service as a member and chair of the City of North Adams Human Services Commission. Tom was a founding board member of Develop North Adams and the North Adams Chamber of Commerce. He also has served on the pastoral council of St. Elizabeth of Hungary parish; the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition board of directors; the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) committee of the Berkshire Regional Planning Association (BRPC); and as a participant and steering committee member with the Berkshire Leadership Program.