Mayor Dennis Sullivan
Dennis has served on the Borough Council from 1995-2003, and 2004-present. He has been Council President, Planning Board representative, and liaison to Public Works, Code Enforcement ,the Somerville Public Library and the Somerville Board of Education. As current Chairman of the Finance Committee, he is responsible for developing the Municipal budget each year.
A native of Staten Island, Dennis came to Somerville in 1973 as a special needs teacher at Van Derveer School. He also worked at Lafayette School, Central School and Somerville High School before retiring in 2008. Deeply rooted in community volunteerism, Dennis has been a Little League umpire, started a local chess club, and supported the Friends of the Library, Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage, and the Somerville High School Music Boosters. Married to Dr. Margaret W. Sullivan, Dennis’ daughters Heather and Meredith are proud graduates of Somerville High School. Dennis and Marge have three grandchildren; Adam, Julie and Emily.
Dennis serves on several redevelopment committees at present. He understands that the key to keeping Somerville clean, safe and affordable is to generate new revenue to fund essential services. When asked about his goals for Somerville’s future, Dennis says; “Somerville gave Marge and I the opportunity to raise a family in a community where people genuinely care about one another. I want our town to continue to prosper so that people will always find Somerville a warm and nurturing place to work, play, live, learn and love”.