The Recreation Department oversees the town's parks and recreation programs. This includes various recreational…More events, youth programs and Memorial Pool. The department does not oversee the work of the private sports leagues in town. The department is run by the Recreation Commission and the town's Director of Recreation.
M. Bruce Kaufmann is the Recreation Director. Jim Martin is the Chairman of the Recreation Commission and commission members are Michael Cash, Peter Echausse, Gary Fox, Jonathan Jones, Bill Kelly, Jeff O'Connor, Bill Palatucci, Tom Ripperger, Stacey Ukrainsky and Loren Weinstein. Councilman Mark Ciarrocca and Board of Education President Ginny Leiz are liaisons to the commission.
The Westfield Board of Education is the governing body for the Westfield Public Schools district. The nine-member…More board is elected to three-year terms with three seats up for election each April. The Board oversees the Superintendent of Schools and sets policy and budgets for the School District.
Julia Walker is the President of the Board of Education and Richard Mattessich is the Vice President of the Board of Education. Other board members are Ann Cary, Jane Clancy, David Finn, Mark Friedman, Rosanne Kurstedt, Ginny Leiz and Mitch Slater.
Dr. Margaret Dolan is the Superintendent of Schools, Anita O'Neal is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Theodore Kozlik is the Assistant Superintendent for Special Services, Barbara Ball is the Human Resources Specialist and Vincent Yaniro is the Interim Business Administrator/Board Secretary.