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Mayor Dean J.
Mayors Powers and Duties
ARTICLE II – Executive Branch (Sec. 2.1-2.9)
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Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella
Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella
Dean J. Mazzarella was elected Mayor in 1993 and was sworn in on
January 3, 1994. Prior to his run for Mayor, Dean Mazzarella was
a ten-year veteran of the Leominster Police Department and has
been a small business owner in the City for a number of years.
Upon taking office, Mayor Mazzarella immediately recognized the
need for an overhaul of the Leominster City government. His early
days in office included the immediate creation of a strong
financial team and an analysis and subsequent establishment of a
comprehensive list of priorities for capital improvements
throughout the City. During his tenure, he has worked hard to
turn an ever-declining bond rating to a strong A1 rating –
perhaps the single most important factor in determining the
City’s financial strength.
But Mayor Mazzarella’s philosophy on building a strong community
is based on a total quality of life for the people who live and
work in Leominster.
The Mazzarella Administration insists on a high level of strong
public service and holds dear the philosophy that good people
deserve good government. While maintaining staffing at near 1993
levels, local government is more accessible and accountable than
ever. Many city services are now on line so residents and
business owners can conduct business even when city hall is
closed. Street paving and other critical city services are
prioritized under a philosophy of “the worst first”, no politics
involved. Additionally, it is now mandatory that any repaving
project include any necessary underground work to prevent
wasteful spending by having to rip up a newly paved road to
Under his leadership, Leominster was one of the first
communities in Massachusetts to complete and Open Space and
Recreational Plan. The completion of this document stood for
more than just meeting a state mandate to access funds to
preserve open space. It meant that every resident in the City
was included in the decision-making process. Through open
meetings, the future of Leominster properties – whether
designated as open space, commercial, residential or industrial
– was in the hands of its residents. The result was a plan that
allowed Leominster to preserve such treasures as Sholan Farms,
Leominster’s last remaining and now City-run apple orchard, as
well as almost 2,000 acres of open space across the City.
In the past few years, the Mayor has also highlighted the
importance of small businesses across the City. A concentrated
effort has been made particularly in support of those businesses
in the downtown area. Through the hiring of a small business
coordinator, the creation of the Leominster Small Business
Association and the addition of five downtown events not only
helps our local companies, but enhances the overall quality of
life for families throughout the region. Each year, we celebrate
our community with a summer and winter stroll, ladies night out,
festival of trees and a Halloween trick-or-treating event to
rival any other.
As Chair of the Leominster School Committee, the Mayor has
demonstrated his commitment to the importance of a strong school
system. Since taking office, the mayor has worked to build two
new schools, upgrade existing schools and has worked with school
officials to create a by school and system wide curriculum and
capital improvement priority plan to ensure our children have
access to the best education possible.
During his administration, multiple teams of city employees have
worked together to attack the crime problem, dirty streets and
abandoned buildings. Leominster’s East Side, once crime-ridden
and deemed unsafe by many residents, has deservedly become a
welcoming gateway to the City. Under the mayor’s direction,
increased directed police patrols, the anti-drug taskforce, the
distressed properties committee and the extra effort from the
department of public works, the neighborhood has once again
returned to a place filled with wonderful culture, children’s
playgrounds and safe streets.
The City is now looking forward to bringing in new businesses.
Young families, older workers involved in traditional
manufacturing and new graduates of Leominster’s Center for
Technical Education make up a workforce with a strong skill set
destined for success in building our economy. The City is
capitalizing on this strong base with the development of two new
industrial parks coming on line over the next couple of years.
Under the Mazzarella Administration, the City stands ready to
expand our growth opportunities.
Mayor Mazzarella’s favorite statement is “During times of
prosperity danger lurks everywhere, growth masks waste,
extravagance and inefficiency. The moment growth slows, the
accumulated signs of the past are revealed all the way to the
The son of the late Joseph Mazzarella and Ida (Lanza), Mayor
Mazzarella was born and raised in the City of Leominster
alongside his two brothers Marco and Frank. Dean has two grown
children, Stephanie and Dean who also reside in Leominster.