2017 Colleen Finalists
From Left to Right: Lauren O' Neil of Springfield, Hannah Tarpey of Wilbraham, Maggie Rosemond of Springfield, Jillian Murphy of East Longmeadow,
and Lily O'Connor of Longmeadow.
Patrick Sullivan has worked for the City of Springfield for the past twenty-nine years and is currently the Executive Director of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation Management, which includes the departments of Park Maintenance, Facilities Management, Forestry, Horticulture, and Recreation. He has direct responsibility of managing over 5.0 million square feet of municipal and school buildings city-wide and the city’s parks totaling over 2,500 acres of open space. He has served on Mayor’s Cabinet of Public Services since 1996. He has been instrumental in over $35 million in park restoration projects during his tenure with the city.
Patrick administered the largest ESCO municipal contract in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts resulting in a long-term savings in excess of $20 million. He has worked closely with Mayor Domenic Sarno in securing over $400 million for school repairs and new school construction. He was also recently recognized by the EPA for his work in improving the overall environment in the City of Springfield. Patrick has spearheaded organic land care on the city’s athletic fields and improved the energy efficiency of school and municipal buildings by 23 percent.
This past year, Patrick had the opportunity to coordinate the construction of the 1916 Gardens of Remembrance on behalf of Mayor Domenic Sarno and Congressman Neal. This Garden will be one of his career highlights as it truly brought forward the spirit of our community and ensured Ireland’s history of independence can be shared with everyone who visits this garden. Patrick is proud to call the City of Springfield home where he resides with his wife, Nancy (O’Connor) Sullivan, and their four children, Robert, Meghan, MaryKate, and Molly. He is inspired every day by the residents and good people of this great city.
2017 Mary B. Troy Appreciation Award Winner
Northern Tree Service
2017 Paul G. Caron Award Winner