CARL RUSSO PHOTOS: Local mayors and town managers throughout the Merrimack Valley met Monday morning, January 22, to discuss the challenges and accomplishments of 2023 and whatֱs ahead in the year to come at the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Mayors/Managers Breakfast.

Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll was the key speaker, discussing the ways the stateֱs administration is ֱhustlingֱ to make sure Massachusetts is a place people want to live and can continue to thrive.

The almost 300 guests heard from the town managers in Andover and North Andover as well as the mayors from Amesbury, Haverhill, Lawrence and Methuen. The topic was greatly centered around infrastructure and growth within each city and town.