Mayor's Corner - Unite Hilltoppers

Mayor Hilliard

As a community of united Hilltoppers we are continuing to bring our foundational elements of the Hilltopper spirit to life each day. Throughout this pandemic, citizens within our 10 square mile City have ensured the values we are known for, neighbor helping neighbor, looking out for each other, and treating each other as brethren illuminating within each of us and across our great City.

Since our founding in 1729, we have continued to overcome adversity by remaining united and never surrendering or easing the values which have made us strong and represent our motto of “Proud Past”, “Bright Future”. As united citizens, our entire community should be filled with pride on how we have successfully navigated and protected each other and our community during the pandemic. It has been our willingness to follow and implement each advisory, which has led to Somersworth not bearing witness to the distress which other cities, towns and neighboring states have experienced.

Each of us is excited as the signs of spring slowly eases us towards the returning light and warmth of summer. With equal anticipation, each of us yearns for a return to normalcy. We look forward to family and friends gathering in our backyards, exchanging food, drink and laughter. We look forward to the return of days at the beach and lake, virus free shopping at our favorite retail stores and dining at our favorite restaurant.We especially look forward to reuniting with love ones and cherishing our most precious gifts; time and life.

Despite our cabin fever and our need to return to human contact, now is the time we must continue to follow the guidelines which have kept us safe. It is imperative that until major guidelines have been eased that we continue the practices which have kept us safe with fidelity.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap & water.
  • Wear a mask when shopping in grocery stores, retail or public places.
  • Practice extreme social distancing, keep in groups under 10 and keep a safety buffer 6 feet apart.
  • Stay at home when you can. Staying home now, means we can all come together later.

As Hilltoppers we have met each challenge of this pandemic united, protecting each other and the community we love. Now is the time to continue our path towards triumph by walking slowly, hand in hand to the moment when we can return to celebrating all of the things we love.

Together we will overcome this virus, why? Because we are Hilltoppers.

Stay safe, stay healthy, practice social distancing, and stay home when you can.

Take care of yourself, your family and neighbors. Together as a united community, we will prevail and keep Somersworth “On the Move!”


We have this Somersworth!

God bless each and every one of us. Continue to be healthy and safe.


For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the following:

U.S. CDC website

NH Department of Health & Human Services website

Homeland Security and Emergency Management

AGAIN, NH Governor Sununu, the NH Department of Health& Human Services, and NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management have also mobilized 211NH to handle all COVID-19 related calls from NH residents.



For Somersworth we are “On the Move!” and our “Future is Now!”
We are a community! We are achieving progress and greatness!  WE ARE SOMERSWORTH! 
Mayor Dana S. Hilliard