Mayor Richard Kos and
Council on Aging Chair, Claire Gemme, today announced the appointment of Sherry
Manyak as the new Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Manyak is a 2014
graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst most recently working as
a General Manager at New North Citizens’ Council, Inc.
The appointment is
effective January 17, 2017 for an opportunity to interact with the current
Director Sandra Lapollo. She will begin full-time effective January 23, 2017.
Mayor Kos accepted the
recommendation of the Council on Aging Search Committee after their extensive
interview process. The Committee focused on looking for individuals with strong
leadership skills, as well as experience with need assessments for communities
and implementation of programming.
“I look forward to
working with Sherry to benefit the Senior Center and our community going
forward,” said Kos.
“I am very pleased that
Mayor Kos has accepted the recommendation of the Council on Aging Search
Committee,” said Claire Gemme. “The Council on Aging looks forward to working
with Sherry to strive to make the Senior Center the best it can be. Sherry
brings a wealth of management experience to the Center.”
The City of Chicopee
opened the RiverMills Senior Center in September 2014. The building is
approximately 22,500 square feet and serves the community in numerous ways in
addition to its role as the community Senior Center.