A Message from the mayor
My fellow citizens, the next two years will be a testament of our new expedition to create a more helpful and financially secure city, a city with a focused economic development initiative, the realization of a safer and more appealing city, and the prosperity of a creative economy.
... For me to successfully lead this expedition to restore Fitchburg as a prominent and vibrant city in our Commonwealth, I will need your help. So I ask every resident of our city to join me and to help me. I ask you to participate, volunteer, and become a community activist, so that together we will realize our dream of a safe, secure, and prosperous city.
Lets do what needs to be done..... and do it well!
-Excerpts from the Inaugural Address of Mayor Stephen L. DiNatale January 4, 2016
Stephen L. DiNatale is currently serving his first term as Mayor of the City of Fitchburg. He was raised in Leominster, Massachusetts. However, he has been a resident in Fitchburg for over 35 years.
Mayor DiNatale is an alumnus of St. Bernard's Central Catholic High School. He served in the United States Navy for four years as an operations Specialist 3rd Class Petty Officer. In 1979 he graduated from Fitchburg State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology.
After college, he was employed as a correctional program officer for the Massachusetts Department of Correction. He then spent ten years employed with Wang Laboratories Corporation. Later, he returned to state employment serving fifteen years with the Massachusetts Department of Correction, the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board, and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Forensic Division.
Prior to becoming Mayor, Mayor DiNatale served five years on the Fitchburg School Committee, three years on the Fitchburg City Council as Councilor at Large, and he has served nine years as a Massachusetts State Representative for the Third Worcester District.
He currently is a member of the St. Anthony de Padua Parish, the Sons of Italy, the V.F.W., the American Legion, the St. Joseph Club and the Knights of Columbus.
He has two children, and is married to his wife Joanne.