Local Elected Officials

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Elected positions in the Town of New Milford include:

Mayor Town Council
Board of Finance Board of Education
Planning Commission Zoning Commission
Zoning Board of Appeals Town Clerk
Tax Collector Judge of Probate
Board of Assessment Appeals Registrar of Voters



Mayor
The Mayor is responsible for the day to day operation of the Town under the direction of the Town Council. The Mayor serves a term of 2 years.

Name Term Party
Patricia A. Murphy
12/1/11 - 11/30/13
Republican



Town Council
The Town Council is responsible for all Town goverment activities. The Town Council consists of 9 members serving a term of 2 years.

Name Term Party
Peter H. Bass
12/1/11 - 11/30/13
Republican
Joseph Failla
12/1/11 - 11/30/13
Republican
Thomas V. Esposito
12/1/11 - 11/30/13
Republican
Cecelia J. Buck Taylor
12/1/11 - 11/30/13
Republican
Katy Frabncis
12/1/11 - 11/30/13
Republican
Raymond J. O'Brien
12/1/11 - 11/30/13
Republican
Frank E. Wargo
12/1/11 - 11/30/13
Democrat
Mary Jane Lundgren
12/1/11 - 11/30/13
Democrat
Peter P. Mullen
12/1/11 - 11/30/13
Democrat



Board of Finance

The Board of Finance primary duty is to recommend a budget for referendum and set the official mill rate. The Board of Finance consists of 6 members serving a term of 4 years and 2 alternates serving a term of 2 years.

Name Term Party
Beth A. Falder
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Laurence I. Tripp
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Joanne R. Chapin
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican
Mark J. Vendetti
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican
Shelly Pruss
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Democrat
Walter E. O'Connor, Alt.
9/26/11 - 11/30/11
Democrat
Vacancy, Alternate



Board of Education
The Board of Education is responsible for all school activities and administration. The Board of Education consists of 9 members serving a term of 4 years.

Name Term Party
Daniel W. Nichols
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Thomas Brant
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Lynette Celli Rigdon
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican
Wendy A. Faulenbach
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican
William J. Wellman
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican
Daniele Florio Shook
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
David R. Shaffer
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Democrat
David A. Lawson
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Democrat
Thomas A. McSherry
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Democrat



Planning Commission
The Planning Commission performs the following functions: adopt, amend and administer the Subdivision Regulations, deciding upon applications for approval of subdivision or resubdivision plans; to adopt and amend the Towns Plan of Conservation and Development, to review and make recommendations on all proposed municipal improvements, to review and make recommendations to the Zoning Commission on proposed changes to the Zoning Regulations and Zoning Map and the collection/release of road and soil erosion bonds. . The Planning Commission consists of 5 members and 3 alternates serving a term of 4 years.

Name Term Party
Peter K. Eng
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican
Joseph Girardot
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Brian Waterman
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Theresa A. Volinski
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican
Robert Rush
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Democrat
Eugene J. Schilling, Alt.
2/11/08 - 11/30/11
Democrat
Laura R. Merker, Alt.
10/25/10 - 11/30/12
Unaffiliated
Carl J. Perrone, Alt.
12/1/09 - 11/30/12
Republican


Zoning Commission
The purpose of the Zoning Commission is to guide the growth and development of the Town of New Milford so as to promote beneficial and convenient relationships among residential, commercial, industrial and public areas within the town in accordance with Section 8 of the Connecticut General Statutes and the Town of New Milford Zoning Regulations. The Zoning Commission consists of 5 members and 3 alternates serving a term of 4 years.

Name Term Party
Eleanor A. Florio
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
James E. Volinski, Jr.
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Paul M. Scorza
11/9/11 - 11/30/13
Republican
William D. Taylor
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican
Sharon Ward
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Democrat
Walter J. Rogg, Alt.
10/25/10 - 11/30/11
Republican
Alexandra V. Ince, Alt.
4/11/11 - 11/30/13
Democrat
Vacancy, Alt.


Zoning Board of Appeals
The purpose of the Zoning Board of Appeals Commission is to conduct hearings appealing a decision or order of the Zoning Enforcement Officer and/or to consider requests for variances due to hardship. The Zoning Board of Appeals consists of 5 members and 3 alternates serving a term of 4 years.

Name Term Party
Charles A. Bogie
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Pauline H. Brannigan
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican
Martin Monteiro
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican
Bradley Huntington
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Terry C. Ellis
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Democrat
Lisa A. Avalone, Alt.
7/28/08 - 11/30/11
Republican
James J. Corbett, Alt.
1/25/10 - 11/30/14
Unaffiliated
Timothy J. Harkin, Alt.
4/12/10 - 11/30/13
Unaffiliated




Town Clerk
The Town Clerk is responsible for the maintenance of all vital records, posting of agendas and minutes and the oversight and supervision of all election material. The Town Clerk serves a term of 4 years.

Name Term Party
George C. Buckbee
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican



Tax Collector
The Tax Collector is responsible for the collextion of taxes in the Town of New Milford. The Tax Collector serves a term of 4 years.

Name Term Party
Catherine M. Reynolds
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Democrat



Jude of Probate
The Judge of Probate has jurisdiction over the following matters: administration of trusts and wills, guardianship matters, conservatorships and name changes.
The Judge of Probate serves a term of 4 years.

Name Term Party
Martin F. Landgrebe
1/5/11 - 1/7/15
Republican



Board of Assessment Appeals
The Board of Assessment Appeals is responsible for hearing all tax appeals. The Board of Assessment Appeals consists of 3 members serving a term of 4 years.

Name Term Party
Al Brant
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Anne F. Cutter
12/1/11 - 11/30/15
Republican
Oscar G. Rasmussen
12/1/09 - 11/30/13
Republican



Registrar of Voters
The Registrar of Voters is responsible for voting in the Town of New Milford. Each member serves a term of 4 years.

Name Term Party
Robert W. Driscoll
1/5/11 - 1/7/15
Republican
Marcel R. Grenier
1/5/11 - 1/7/15
Democrat