Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Building Commissioner Steve Desilets announced today that longtime Zoning Inspector Keith O’Connor has been appointed as the new Deputy Director of Housing Code Enforcement following the retirement of Dave Cotter.
O’Connor, a Springfield resident, previously worked for the Springfield Redevelopment Authority as a housing inspector from 1993 to 1995. In 1995, he began his career with the City of Springfield as a code enforcement housing inspector. In 2006, O’Connor moved to serving as a zoning inspector for the city. O’Connor holds a led paint determinant license and attended Westfield State College studying Business Management. O’Connor will start Monday, June 13, 2022.
Mayor Sarno states, “Congratulations to Keith O’Connor. Keith has been a longtime Code and Zoning inspector for the City of Springfield, with over twenty-seven years of experience, and is well-versed to take the reins as our new Deputy Director of Housing Code Enforcement. Keith is a good guy and has proven himself to be a dedicated employee serving our residents and business community. I have the full confidence that he’ll be able to hit the ground running and continue our ongoing proactive attack on code enforcement matters in our neighborhoods. I want thank and wish Dave ‘Air Strike’ Cotter a happy and healthy retirement. His professionalism and dedication was admirable – he was always fair and understanding but strict when he had to be.”