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Wellspring Initiative

Press Conference at Springfield City Hall

Date:                           Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Time:                          11:30am

Location:                    Front steps of City Hall
Meeting & light lunch to follow in City Council Offices

Description:   Mayor Domenic J. Sarno will join
Partners for a Healthier Community and the
University of Massachusetts in announcing a $200,000
matching grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
to advance the Wellspring Initiative – a major initiative to
create significant new employment opportunities in Springfield’s inner-city neighborhoods. Major employers and anchor institutions
in the region have stepped up to match these funds.

The Deval-Murray Administration will be represented by Jan Murray, Assistant Secretary for Gateway Cities Initiatives and Elizabeth Cardona, Director of the Western Massachusetts office.

Present for
Interviews:                 Frank Robinson, PhD,
Partners for a Healthier Community

                                    Fred Rose, UMass Center for Public Policy and Administration

                                    Philip Gonzalez, Community Catalyst, grant management
                                   partner for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

                                    Key Wellspring Initiative partners, including:
                                   Steven F. Bradley, Vice President, Government & Community
                                   Relations and Public Affairs, Baystate Health

                                   Ira Rubenzahl, President of Springfield Technical
                                   Community College


Contact:                     Marsha Montori or Meghan Lynch

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