Mayor Sarno stated, “I want to thank Springfield Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Vincent Borello and Board Vice Chair Attorney Michael Chernick for meeting with me and my city ARPA team. We had a great discussion on how the Boys and Girls Club can continue to provide much-needed services for our community and how the ARPA funding could enhance that mission. This meeting marks the fifteenth (15) outreach meeting I’ve held with neighborhood councils, non-profits and other organizations, as we continue to work together to create another transformative opportunity to continue to shape the future of our City, similar to the numerous neighborhood and economic development projects my Administration made post tornado. As previously announced, I have created these seven (7) categories; job creation/economic development, capital projects, assistance for businesses, non-profits, seniors, our neighborhoods, and housing, in which my administration will issue RFP’s in order to enhance these initiatives for the betterment of all in our City. I am looking forward to holding even more of these meetings in the near future.”
Mayor Sarno has already met with fifteen (15) organizations, agencies and groups to discuss the potential opportunities for the City of Springfield to utilize ARPA funding. In addition to today’s meetings, Mayor Sarno and city officials have met with a host of organizations and non-profits and the following neighborhood councils; Hungry Hill, East Springfield, Maple High Six Corners, McKnight, Old Hill, Upper Hill, New North Citizens Council and Indian Orchard Citizens Council. Additional neighborhood council and nonprofit meetings are scheduled.