Eastie’s Michael Sulprizio to Leave BCYF Deputy Commissioner Post

After nearly a decade working at Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), with the last few years spent as Deputy Commissioner, East Boston’s Michael Sulprizio is moving on.

“I am moving on to a new role,” said Sulprizio. “I am excited to say I am staying with the City of Boston and have accepted a position with the Property Management Department. I will be working as the Deputy Commissioner of Administration and Finance.”

Sulprizio will begin his new job with the city on Monday August 26.

Sulprizio, who got his start in public service working as former State Rep. Carlo Basile’s Legislative Aid, began working for BCYF a little over eight years ago when he replaced Fran Riley as Director of the Harborside Community Center in East Boston. Riley, a longtime fixture at the Harborside, had retired that year after decades of service to the program.

From there Sulprizio, who received his Masters in Public Affairs from UMass, quickly moved up in the BCYF ranks and most recently served as the agency’s Deputy Commissioner.

“I have enjoyed my eight plus years at BCYF where I felt I was in a position to help bring investments to East Boston,” he said. “Mayor Walsh has invested so much in East Boston and BCYF was no exception. Along with the Mayor’s support we were able to complete the Paris Street Community Center Renovation and are about to begin work at Paris Street Pool in the coming months. We have also been able to purchase both the Paris Street and Martin Pino community center new vans, and  are about to hire the first ever full-time computer instructor at Paris Street to provide computer instruction to the community.”

With that said Sulprizio said he was excited to begin this new segment of his career with the Property Management Department.

“I look forward to working with Commissioner Indira Alvarez and the great team at Property Management,” said Sulprizio.

In the meantime Sulprizio said he will still be available to help any BCYF families prior to his move. After his move residents are encouraged to reach out to BCYF Commissioner William Morales.

“If there is anything at BCYF that I can help you with prior to my move please let me know,” he said. “Commissioner Will Morales, in partnership with the Office of Health and Human Services, will be handling the transition. Please feel free to contact Will with any matters moving forward.”

Morales can be reached at Boston Centers for Youth and Families, 1483 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120, 617-635-3446 (w), f 617-635-5083 (f), [email protected]

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