Sen. Lesser hires Jennifer Metsch as new Director of Constituent Services
SPRINGFIELD — Senator Eric P. Lesser announced Tuesday he’s hired Jennifer Metsch to serve as his new director of constituent services. Metsch, a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work with a Masters in Social Work Policy Practice, has an extensive background in private sector and non-profit management, including the American Lung Association, Baystate Health and Children’s Study Home.
Metsch has also been an active volunteer in the Springfield Public Schools and is serving a three-year term as commissioner of the newly established Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. She and her husband raised their two daughters in Western Mass. as well.
“As a longtime resident of Western Massachusetts, it’s a thrill for me to work in this office and communicate directly with the people we are serving,” said Metsch. “Our priority continues to be bringing more jobs and transportation to Western Mass. and working with our constituents to make sure their voices are heard on Beacon Hill.”
Metsch completed her first-year field placement work in Sen. Lesser’s office from September 2016 – June 2017. She helped create and implement the “Thrive after 55 Wellness Fair,” which celebrated its third anniversary in June. More than 700 people and 77 organizations attended.
“Jennifer is a great people-person and has an incredible background in social work,” said Sen. Lesser. “And the best part is, she can speak directly to our constituents’ concerns, because she is one herself.”
As constituent services director, Metsch will work directly with constituents to field any requests, questions or concerns they may have. She currently lives in Longmeadow with her husband.