AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Mayor Sapelli of Agawam has announced that he will not seek a fourth term as Mayor.

Mayor William Sapelli said in a news release sent to 22News, “This decision has not been an easy one. I have worked 46 years for the Town of Agawam, first in the school system as Superintendent of Schools and now as Mayor. I was proud to leave the school system in a great position and I am very pleased to now leave the Town overall in excellent shape for new leadership.”

Some highlights of Mayor Sapelli’s tenure are a new police headquarters, investments in roads and sidewalks, and the creation of the Tuckahoe recreation area for public access. Mayor Sapelli said that Agawam’s financial standing is strong, the business base is robust, and there are many new and future residential developments are coming to fruition.

Mayor Sapelli told 22News his message to the residents is thank you, “At the end of the day I want to thank them for all their support over the last six years, for what all they’ve done to make Agawam a great place.”

In November 2021, Mayor Sapelli was elected for a third two-year term in office. 22News asked him what’s next. He’s not sure but he said does plan to learn how to relax and spend some more time golfing.