Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno has accepted the resignation letter of City Clerk Attorney Tasheena Davis and will nominate Election Commissioner and Deputy City Clerk Gladys Oyola to the City Council to become the City’s first Latina City Clerk.
Mayor Sarno states, “I am proud to nominate Election Commissioner and Deputy City Clerk Gladys Oyola to the City Council for review and confirmation to become our first Latina City Clerk. Also, if confirmed I will then elevate Gladys to cabinet head status to not only oversee Elections and City Clerk but also 311. Thus becoming the first Latina to serve in the city’s history in this capacity. This is a natural progression for Gladys who has always done an outstanding job to be the face and run the operations of our city’s public information departments.”
Election Commissioner Oyola stated, “Having worked in state and municipal government for the past 25 years has been rewarding, and has allowed me the opportunity to make an impact on the city I love. It is an honor to be nominated to serve as City Clerk. I feel that it’s also a natural progression of my career path and desire to serve my city.”
“My thanks to City Clerk Attorney Tasheena Davis for her dedicated efforts and welcome her back to our Law Department,” Mayor Sarno added. “As she stated to me, her first love is the practice of law and City Solicitor Ed Pikula is excited to have her back.”
City Clerk Attorney Davis stated, “I am resigning my position as City Clerk for the City of Springfield effective June 1, 2021. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to serve the City as City Clerk for the past two years. I am looking forward to my continued service with the City as a 1st Associate Solicitor with the Law Department. I believe the City Clerk’s Office has successfully weathered this pandemic under my leadership and is properly positioned for more success as we return to normal times. I’d like to thank everyone, including Mayor Sarno and the City Council, for their assistance and support during my tenure. I’d especially like to thank Assistant Clerk Camile Nelson-Campbell for her guidance during my time in the City Clerk’s Office. Her knowledge and experience aided me immensely in my transition into the office. Practicing law is a passion of mine and I am appreciative to get back to my passion.”