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Springfield – May 8, 2017 – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton Harris named Sandra “Sandy” Federico as the city’s new Director of Elder Affairs.  

Sandy’s began her career in 1977 as a District Recreation Supervisor.   She currently serves as the Director of Community Programming and Special Events.  Mayor Sarno states Sandy brings a wealth of experience in programming, event planning, and grant writing, but more importantly a new vision to take our Department of Elder Affairs to the next level.   The timing is perfect considering our new centralized Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center Complex coming on board.

Caulton-Harris stated that the process yielded forty-four applicants for the position. Fourteen were screened through short interviews. Of the fourteen, six were then invited for hour long interviews. Candidates were ranked and four were presented to the members of the Council on Aging and Golden Age Club representatives.  The internal interview team met with Mayor Sarno to discuss the findings.

Caulton Harris stated “I am extremely grateful to the members of the Council on Aging and Golden Age Club who volunteered their time to assist with this hiring process. Four finalists were presented with Sandra Federico emerging as the unanimous choice. I look forward to working with Sandy as the Director of Elder Affairs”.

Federico will begin her duties with the Department of Elder Affairs on Monday, May 22, 2017. She will earn an annual salary of $81273.

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