City Of Springfield To Hire Someone To Direct Environmental Initiatives

Jun 6, 2018

A view of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts from Riverfront Park.
Credit City of Springfield

Environmental activists in western Massachusetts are hailing an announcement from the office of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.

Funds have been included in the next city budget for a full-time city employee to focus on environmental initiatives. Activists had been lobbying for several years for the largest city in the region to hire a “sustainability officer.” WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman, who chairs the council’s Green Committee.