Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu announced Thursday that she appointed local businessman and community leader Scott W. Rosado to fill a vacancy on the City Council after the recent resignation of former Councilor Josh Medeiros, who stepped down earlier this week to become the city’s new Superintendent of Parks and Recreation.
Because the City Charter only gives the mayor two weeks to make an appointment, the mayor has added Rosado’s appointment to the agenda of a special city council meeting on Thursday night.
“Although it is shorter notice than I typically like to give, we are time constrained in making this appointment due to the Charter,” said Mayor Zoppo-Sassu.
Get to know Scott Rosado:
Rosado is a lifelong Bristol resident and a graduate of Bristol Central High School.
He is the owner of both Primo Press, currently based in Waterbury, and M.R. Home Care in Bristol, which provides in-home medical care for senior citizens.
In addition to his experience as a business owner, Mr. Rosado is a U.S. Navy veteran and active with the Bristol Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors, For Goodness Sake, the Association of CT Homecare Agencies, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America. He also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem with the Probate Court.
Scott has also recently purchased the former Stately Floors building on Riverside Avenue.
Rosado lives with his wife Eva and three children on Stafford Avenue in the heart of the First District.
“I am looking forward to working with Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and the rest of the Council to roll up my sleeves and get to work for the people of my district,” Rosado said.
“I know there is a lot to learn, but this is a great team to be a part of and I am looking forward to contributing any way I can.”
“I am thrilled to have Scott Rosado joining me to represent the people of the First District,” said City Councilor Greg Hahn, who also represents the First City Council District which encompasses the entire northeast section of town, between the Burlington and Farmington borders.
“Scott’s business background and community involvement really make him the perfect person to fill the very big shoes that Josh leaves behind.”