Joining Mayor Sarno was Chief of Staff Tom Ashe, State Senator Adam Gomez, State Representative Brian Ashe, City Councilors Jesse Lederman, Tim Allen, Attorney Michael Fenton and Zaida Govan, and Darryl Williams representing Representative Bud Williams. Ventry Associates President Dennis Murphy and Senior VP and General Counsel Anthony Abdelahad, and AMR Northeast Regional Director Patrick Pickering, Operations Manger Patrick Leonardo and members of the AMR team were also in attendance to enjoy the festivities and amenities of MGM Springfield’s Topgolf venue. MGM Springfield’s Director of Community Affairs Beth Ward emceed the event.
Mayor Sarno states, “I cannot thank AMR and their dedicated team enough for their unyielding efforts throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. Patrick Pickering and Patrick Leonardo have been great working with Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and myself as we coordinated our joint efforts to mitigate and defeat this COVID-19 pandemic through strategic testing and vaccination clinics. Special thanks to MGM Springfield’s Chris Kelley and his team for putting this special thank you event together – the first of many to come to thank our brave and dedicated first responders. I am looking forward to joining them again in the future as we continue to show our appreciation and thanks to all those who have gone above and beyond throughout this COVID-19 pandemic.”