About the Office of the First Selectman

First Selectman: Peter Tesei

The First Selectman is the full-time chief executive officer who is responsible for the administration of the following departments: 

FireParks & Recreation
FleetPolice
Human ResourcesPublic Works
Information TechnologyPurchasing & Administration
Parking ServicesLaw


According to the Town Charter, the First Selectman "shall have the supervision and control and shall be responsible for the administration of all the affairs of such departments..." All other departments are under the supervision of independent Boards and Commissions.

The First Selectman is responsible for Town labor negotiations (except for teachers' salaries) and is an ex-officio member of all Boards and Commissions, as well as a voting member of the Flood and Erosion Control Board.

The First Selectman appoints the Conservation Commission, the Director of Community Development, and one member of the Flood and Erosion Control Board.

Other members of the First Selectman's Office are:                                   
Town Administrator: Ben Branyan                                                                            Director of Labor Relations: Al Cava                                  
Executive Assistant: Barbara Heins                                    
Senior Management Analyst: Blaize Levitan                                                           Customer Service Representative: Josephine Sargeant

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