About Mayor Robert F. Sullivan

Mayor Robert F. Sullivan

Robert F. Sullivan was born and raised in Brockton, MA.

He is the son of Robert and Susan Sullivan and grew up on Wellington Street in Ward two. He attended Brockton Public Schools (Whitman Elementary School, West Junior High School) and graduated from Brockton High School in 1988. He earned his BA and MBA at Boston College, and his JD at the New England School of Law.

Prior to being elected Mayor in 2019, he has served on the Brockton City Council as a Councilor-At-Large since 2006. In that role, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as the City Council President five times.

He previously served as a volunteer Board Member of the Good Samaritan Medical Center (2009-2019), the St. Joseph Manor Nursing Home, and the Brockton Historical Society.

He is a volunteer youth soccer, baseball, and basketball coach within the City of Brockton.  He is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. He is married to Maria (Luizzi) Sullivan, who also grew up in Brockton, and they have three children.

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Initiatives

Brockton Open For Business Initiative

Brockton Open For Business Initiative SignMayor Robert F. Sullivan has launched the “Brockton Open for Business” Initiative – a regulatory reform effort to make it easier to do business in Brockton - and will be embarking on a listening tour that will include visits to several city businesses. To learn more about the initiative click here.

Community Justice Task Force

Following a pledge he took from the Obama Foundation and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, Mayor Robert Sullivan formed a Community Justice Task Force in order to review police use of force policies; engage the community by including a diverse range of input, experiences, and stories; and report the review findings to the community. The eight members appointed to this task force by the Mayor met biweekly from November 2020 to May 2021 and provided the City with recommendations to address issues of racial inequity. To view these recommendations, click here.

 

Brockton Junior Cadet Program

Mayor Robert F. Sullivan and the Brockton Police Department teamed up to form the “Brockton Junior Cadet Program.” This program is the first of its kind in the City of Brockton and was among the 49 recommendations provided by the Community Justice Task Force to both improve and diversify policing in the City. To learn more and/or to sign up for the program, visit the Brockton Police Department website here.

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City of Brockton

Congratulations to everyone who joined the “Zumba for Mental Health” event this morning at City Hall Plaza. The Mayor’s Office showed support by participating in the Zumba activity. The Brockton Behavioral Health Task Force sponsored this event to promote mental health and wellness through physical movement in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. In attendance were Councilors-At-Large Rita Mendes and David Teixeira. The City of Brockton is grateful to Maria Celli of the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center and Janice Fitzgerald of the Council on Aging who coordinated this empowering event. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to everyone who joined the “Zumba for Mental Health” event this morning at City Hall Plaza. The Mayor’s Office showed support by participating in the Zumba activity. The Brockton Behavioral Health Task Force sponsored this event to promote mental health and wellness through physical movement in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. In attendance were Councilors-At-Large Rita Mendes and David Teixeira. The City of Brockton is grateful to Maria Celli of the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center and Janice Fitzgerald of the Council on Aging who coordinated this empowering event.Image attachmentImage attachment
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City of Brockton

This morning, the Mayor’s Office attended the “Brockton Bike to Work Day” hosted by the Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) in celebration of Bay State Bike Month. Attendees discussed creating group bike rides, bike safety, and other issues affecting cyclists in Brockton. In attendance was Brockton's Acting Police Chief Brenda Perez. Lady C&J Catering provided refreshments. Thank you to OCPC Executive Director Mary Waldron and her staff for coordinating this informative and fun event. ... See MoreSee Less

This morning, the Mayor’s Office attended the “Brockton Bike to Work Day” hosted by the Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) in celebration of Bay State Bike Month. Attendees discussed creating group bike rides, bike safety, and other issues affecting cyclists in Brockton. In attendance was Brocktons Acting Police Chief Brenda Perez. Lady C&J Catering provided refreshments. Thank you to OCPC Executive Director Mary Waldron and her staff for coordinating this informative and fun event.

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Keep up the work on motorized illegal street vechiles before taking on new modes of city transportation.how many bat buses are electrical?

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7 hours ago
City of Brockton

This morning, the City of Brockton installed two large Frederick Douglass banners. One banner is positioned on Main St. near the Brockton Beer Company, and the second one is on Frederick Douglass Avenue. Our gratitude to the DPW Commissioner, Pat Hill for his dedication to this project. ... See MoreSee Less

This morning, the City of Brockton installed two large Frederick Douglass banners. One banner is positioned on Main St. near the Brockton Beer Company, and the second one is on Frederick Douglass Avenue. Our gratitude to the DPW Commissioner, Pat Hill for his dedication to this project.Image attachmentImage attachment
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City of Brockton

Here is the City of Brockton's COVID-19 update. ... See MoreSee Less

Here is the City of Brocktons COVID-19 update.
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City of Brockton

In anticipation of Memorial Day at the end of the month, the City of Brockton remembers and honors those who gave their lives defending our nation.

Today, we honor and thank First Lieutenant John R. Fox.

John Robert Fox embodies the meaning of a true American hero. On December 26, 1944, Fox earned his medal by calling in artillery fire when German soldiers overtook an area in Sommocolonia, Italy. He was part of a small forward observer party who volunteered to stay behind in the Italian village after the German army had overrun it and American forces had been forced to withdraw. Fox radioed the artillery to bring its fire to his location, eventually ordering fire directly on his position.

Six other African Americans, also serving in World War II, and Fox are the only African American recipients to receive the Medal of Honor for their service. On January 12, 1977, President Bill Clinton awarded the medals posthumously to Fox and six other African-Americans who served in World War II. Shortly after the war, the citizens of Sommocolonia erected a memorial to the nine soldiers who were killed with Lieutenant Fox.

Along with the Medal of Honor, Lieutenant Fox received a total of eight military awards, including the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, a Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. Please take a moment to remember the extraordinary courage of Lieutenant John Robert Fox.
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In anticipation of Memorial Day at the end of the month, the City of Brockton remembers and honors those who gave their lives defending our nation.

Today, we honor and thank First Lieutenant John R. Fox.
 
John Robert Fox embodies the meaning of a true American hero. On December 26, 1944, Fox earned his medal by calling in artillery fire when German soldiers overtook an area in Sommocolonia, Italy. He was part of a small forward observer party who volunteered to stay behind in the Italian village after the German army had overrun it and American forces had been forced to withdraw. Fox radioed the artillery to bring its fire to his location, eventually ordering fire directly on his position.

Six other African Americans, also serving in World War II, and Fox are the only African American recipients to receive the Medal of Honor for their service. On January 12, 1977, President Bill Clinton awarded the medals posthumously to Fox and six other African-Americans who served in World War II. Shortly after the war, the citizens of Sommocolonia erected a memorial to the nine soldiers who were killed with Lieutenant Fox.

Along with the Medal of Honor, Lieutenant Fox received a total of eight military awards, including the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, a Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. Please take a moment to remember the extraordinary courage of Lieutenant John Robert Fox.

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Thank You For Your Service. ✝️

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