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Facts about Michael J. Sullivan

Michael Sullivan, who starts as the new town administrator in South Hadley on Monday, is seen at his home in Holyoke on Friday.
JERREY ROBERTS

Michael Sullivan, who starts as the new town administrator in South Hadley on Monday, is seen at his home in Holyoke on Friday. JERREY ROBERTS Purchase photo reprints »

AGE: 57

ADDRESS: 5 Pheasant Drive, Holyoke

TITLE: Beginning Monday, South Hadley town administrator

EDUCATION: Holyoke High School; bachelor’s degree in public policy from the University of Massachusetts

PREVIOUS JOBS: Maynard town administrator, 2010 to 2013; Holyoke mayor 2000 to 2010

OTHER EXPERIENCE: Chairman, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority advisory board, 2008 to 2010; member, Local Government Advisory Commission from 2007 to 2009; Commission on Homelessness, Housing and Shelter, from 2008 to 2009; and currently the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.

Also served on boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Bureau for Exceptional Children and Adults in Western Massachusetts, the Greater Holyoke YMCA Personnel Advisory Board, the Massachusetts Inter-local Insurance Association and the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission board.

AWARDS: William Dwight Distinguished Service Award, United Veterans Citizenship Award, Holyoke Community College Distinguished Service Award, Lou Oldershaw Community Service Award, Council for Human Understanding Peacemaker Award, National Puerto Rican Congress Award, and Holyoke YMCA Volunteer Service Award.

— ETTA WALSH

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SOUTH HADLEY — New Town Administrator Michael J. Sullivan has a knack for seeing the big picture and finding solutions to what might seem like insurmountable problems to others, say people who have worked closely with the former Holyoke mayor. Sullivan, 57, of Holyoke, becomes the chief appointed official in South Hadley on Monday, the day after his three-year contract … 0

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