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Springfield’s Mayor Announces Staffing Changes

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has announced some staff changes after a sudden resignation.

James Leydon, who had previously served as the city’s Director of Constituent Services since 2008, will now serve as the mayor’s Communications Director.

This shift comes after Tom Walsh, who had served as Communications Director for the last five year, resigned Monday.

In statement, Walsh says, “It has been an honor and a privilege having the opportunity to assist the many residents and business owners who had contacted Springfield City Hall for assistance during the past five years and this experience has heightened my passion for public service.”

William Baker has been tapped to fill Leydon’s position as Director of Constituent Services.

Baker heads to Springfield City Hall after serving as a legislative aide for State Representative Sean Curran.

Sarno adds, “I appreciate all of the hard work and dedication Tom has given over the years, and he will be missed. I wish him all the best as he returns to his first passion, the practice of law and seeks new opportunities. Bill Baker brings a wealth of experience in constituent services. Jim Leydon is looking forward to his new role.”

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