Also in attendance was former state Representative Jose Tosado, retired Springfield Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Lydia Martinez-Alvarez, and representatives from Senators Eric Lesser and Adam Gomez, and State Representatives Carlos Gonzalez, Orlando Ramos and Angelo J. Puppolo.
Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank Gándara CEO Lois Nesci, a visionary leader, and her dedicated team for their continued belief and investment in our Springfield. Their new corporate offices will help their organization meeting the increasing demands for their services and programs, especially on the mental health and substance abuse treatment aspects. My administration is proud to support this move to not only enhance our local economic development opportunities but just as important supporting the public health and mental health needs of our community. I’m glad to have them back in Springfield proper and look to expand our continued partnership towards street outreach aspects, as was recently done in our project Rescue initiative.”