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Mayor Sarno Selected as Recipient of 2021 Providers’ Council Municipal Official of the Year Award

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno is honored and humbled to be selected as a recipient of the 2021 Providers’ Council (Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc.) Municipal Official of the Year Award.  Mayor Sarno was nominated for this honor due to his exemplary commitment to and support of the Human Services sector.


The Providers’ Council will honor Mayor Sarno and other awardees of Excellence at their 46th Annual Convention that will take place virtually on October 19-21, 2021.


Mayor Sarno stated, “I am truly humbled and honored to receive this recognition.  Our human service sector individuals are unsung heroes.  I want to thank both the Gandara Center and MHA for their nomination.  I humbly accept this award on behalf of all my Cabinet heads, down to our dedicated rank-and-file personnel, who have been tested and true through a number of natural and man-made disasters.”


“This award is very special to me, because human service providers ‘do the work of Angels”, even more so during these surreal and challenging times of moving to defeat this COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.”


The Providers’ Council is the Commonwealths Largest Human Services Membership Association and is widely recognized as the official voice of the community-based human services sector in Massachusetts.  For more information, visit their website at