Rosado tapped to take over Medeiros’ seat

Councilor Scott Rosado, center, was sworn into office last Thursday surrounded by his family. Rosado was appointed to fill the position vacated by Joshua Medeiros, who stepped down to take the post of city parks superintendent.

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER

STAFF WRITER

During the special council meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 21, City Council welcomed Scott Rosado as its new member, taking over for Joshua Medeiros who has taken a job as the city’s parks superintendent.

Rosado will finish out the term of Medeiros.

Rosado was nominated by the Bristol Democratic Town Committee after Medeiros made his intentions clear he was taking the new job.

Rosado, who said he was caught off guard by how quickly his appointment came, thanked the remaining council members for the opportunity to represent the city, which he said he loves so much.

He said that he has been advocating for senior citizens for many years, “providing non-skilled services in their home so that they can remain there,” and that he enjoys visiting and volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club Cambridge Park facility.

“When I was in the fifth grade, living on Davis Drive, I won an essay contest on how to make our community a better place. Never did I imagine that one day I’d have the opportunity to collaborate with city leaders and have my dream come true,” said Rosado. “I love this city, and will work hard to ensure our residents are engaged, and feel that their voice will be heard. I’m ready and eager to give Bristol my best, and assist in any way I can.”

Medeiros was present to pin a City of Bristol pin to Rosado’s lapel after the new councilor was sworn in by City Clerk Therese Pac.

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu said Rosado will assume many of Medeiros’ committee assignments, including serving as liaison for the Police Commission, Parks Commission, and Youth Commission.

Rosado will attending to his first duties as council on Tuesday, March 12, at 6:45 p.m. at the joint meeting of the Council and Board of Finance and at the 7 p.m. council meeting.

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