First Selectman Vacancy
|Date:||June 16, 2016|
The resignation of our First Selectman, Mark Walter, became effective July 1, 2016. Until the position of First Selectman is filled, the role of town leadership will fall to the remaining Selectmen, Susan Link and Ernest Malavasi, jointly.
Connecticut General Statute 9-222 deals with First Selectman and Selectman office vacancies. According to these statutes, the remaining Board of Selectmen have thirty days from the vacancy to appoint a new First Selectman and appoint a replacement Selectman should one of the current Selectmen be appointed First Selectman.
Selectmen Link and Malavasi have begun searching for the best choice to fill this position. Persons interested in filling this role should complete the Board and Commission application form below and submit it to the Selectmen’s Office along with a resume by July 6, 2016. Any questions can be addressed to the Selectmen's Office by calling (860) 873-5021 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Selectmen will hold a special meeting on July 11, 2016 at 4:30pm at the East Haddam Senior Center, 15 Great Hillwood Road, Moodus to begin the interview process. It is expected that a portion of this meeting will be held in executive session to interview candidates. The board hopes to make the appointment as soon as possible.