Town Council

  • The Town Council consists of the Mayor and eight members elected from the town at large every two years.
  • The Mayor, elected separately, is a member and presiding official of the Council with the power to vote.
  • Recognized as the official head of the Town for ceremonial and military purposes, the Mayor has the authority to appoint the Town Attorney and Clerk of the Council.  
  • All members serve 2-year terms.

Democrats on the Town Council:

Mitch Page, Democratic Minority Leader
Kim Radda

Regular meetings:

  • 7 p.m., 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
  • Town Hall
    Council Chambers
    131 Cedar Street
    Newington, CT 06111

Board of Education

The following highlights the roles and responsibilities of a Board of Education:

  • Each town maintains control of its public schools through its Board of Education (CGS §10-240).
  • Boards of Education are responsible for implementing the educational interests of the state (CGS §10-220).
  • Boards of Education provide educational activities which, in its judgment, best serve the interests of the school district (CGS §10-220).
  • A Board of Education serves as a board of directors for the school district.
  • A board of Education acts through its Superintendent of Schools, who is the “Chief Executive Officer” of the school district (CGS §10-157(a)).
  • A Board of Education is a “collective” body; authority resides with the Board and not with the individual members.

Democrats on the Board of Education:

Michael Branda
Amy Perrotti
Sam Sharma
Jessica Weaver

Regular meetings:

Meeting Schedule, Agenda, and Minutes can be found here:

All Board of Education Meetings are held at the Town Hall in the Helen W. Nelson Meeting Room beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Registrars of Voters

4-Year Term
Jennifer Sehmi

Board of Fire Commissioners

Democrats on the Board of Fire Commissioners:
Brian “Bubba” Whalen, Chairman
Frank Demaio

Regular Meetings:
7:30pm; 2nd Thursday of every month
Various company locations


Fred Callahan

Newington is a beautiful town with wonderful open spaces. But most important are the people, many families whom have lived here for generations, and who make this such an outstanding town.

Mitch Page, Democratic Minority Leader, Newington Town Council