The new mayor of Nashua is calling on residents to work together to address the city's challenges.
Jim Donchess was sworn in Sunday at Nashua High School North.
In his inaugural address, Donchess said he hoped to make city government more transparent. "And we will be doing this," he said, "by seeking the opinions of city residents over the course of the next few weeks in town hall meetings in every neighborhood in our city. I want to hear directly from you what your hopes and ideas are for our community."
Donchess says his top priorities in office will be addressing the ongoing opioid crisis and reviewing Nashua's budget.
He succeeds Donnalee Lozeau, who chose not to seek another term after eight years as mayor.