Councilor Lisi is the daughter of Ellen and Joseph D. Lisi of West Hempstead, New York. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Binghamton University in New York and is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Lisi has worked as a policy advocate and community organizer since she moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2002. In 2007, Lisi was elected to serve a 2-year term as an At-Large Councilor on the Holyoke City Council.
The future bridegroom, Damian Cote, is the son of Robert and Gail Cote of Granby, MA. Cote is a veteran who served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. He received a bachelor’s degree Cum Laude in both psychology and fine art from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and will begin the Master’s of Fine Arts Printmaking program at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence this September. He has owned and managed a local business, Holyoke Carpentry, since 2003.
The couple will be married at The Wistariahurst Museum and the reception will follow at The Delaney House.
“Damian and I are very committed to supporting the local economy. We very consciously planned an event that could show-off many of Holyoke’s distinctive features to guests coming to visit our home for the first time,” commented Lisi.
They decided on a fall wedding because the peak New England foliage would serve as the perfect backdrop to showcase Holyoke to the many friends and relatives they have coming from out of town. It brings the couple great pleasure to celebrate their relationship and share their happiness with the community in which they are making their home.