BRISTOL – Eileen McNulty, director of Youth and Community Services, announced Tuesday that she will be retiring June 29 after 30 years of service.
Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu said that, McNulty provided critical services to the community during her three-decade tenure.
“We are happy for Eileen as she looks toward that next chapter,” said Zoppo-Sassu. “And we are pleased that she will be transitioning as a consultant for the next few months to ensure that the reports and outcomes that need to be monitored and reported on continue, so that the flow of state grant funds that fuel many of the activities and programs is intact.”
McNulty also serves on the Opioid Task Force through her status as the project director for Best-4-Bristol.
State law mandates that communities have youth services bureaus “for the purposes of evaluation, planning, coordination and delivery of services, including prevention and intervention programs for youth, referrals from schools police departments, youth recreational and enrichment programs, and more.”
The local department, housed at 51 High Street, is overseen by a volunteer board that includes “under 21 representatives.” Zoppo-Sassu said that the department provides a variety of services from clinical counseling to outreach work in the schools, manages the Pine Lake Challenge Course, and promotes prevention strategies for youth to avoid substance abuse through its Best-4-Bristol group.
-The City of Bristol