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Mayor Sullivan Elected First Vice President of Mass Mayor's Association

Sullivan, Braintree's mayor since 2008, was elected at a meeting in Boston last month.

Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan was elected First Vice President of the
Massachusetts Mayors’ Association (MMA) during the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) held in Boston on January 21, 2012.

Mayor Sullivan was elected by his fellow mayors to serve as a key leader of the Mayors’ Association, which meets regularly throughout the year so that the mayors of the state can discuss and strategize on major issues facing cities and towns, including local aid, transportation, economic development and job creation.

By virtue of his election, Mayor Sullivan will continue to serve as a
member of the MMA Board of Directors, which he joined one year ago. The Mayors’ Association is a member group of the MMA, the statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization for cities and towns.

"Mayor Sullivan is recognized and admired by his fellow mayors and local officials as an innovative and energetic leader in his community and across the Commonwealth," said MMA Executive Director Geoffrey C. Beckwith. "The mayors of our state have asked him to serve as a key leader to advance the needs of our cities and towns, and we are very pleased that he has accepted
this key post,” Beckwith said.

“Braintree remains my primary focus yet I am pleased to have the confidence of my peers and step up to help advocate for municipalities across the state. No city or town can go it alone, which is why we need to work together on critical issues such as local aid, public safety, investing in our roads and bridges, and creating job opportunities in every corner of our Commonwealth,” said Mayor Sullivan.

“We are committed to working with the Administration and the Legislature to forge a true partnership between the state and our cities and towns, so that we can get build a strong economic recovery for Massachusetts,” Sullivan said. “I appreciate the vote of confidence from my fellow mayors and I look forward to continuing my work with them and with the MMA over the year ahead in this new leadership role.”

As member of the MMA Board of Directors, Mayor Sullivan will continue to serve on the statewide Local Government Advisory Commission (LGAC), which meets throughout the year with the Governor and Lieutenant Governor to discuss issues facing cities and towns.

"Mayor Sullivan’s leadership abilities will be of enormous value to all of the cities and towns of Massachusetts," Beckwith continued. "He is a forceful and effective advocate on behalf of local officials and taxpayers in all communities, as mayors and local leaders seek a full partnership with the state in our common work to make Massachusetts stronger and more prosperous."

–Massachusetts Municipal Association

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