Town Manager's Office

A message from the Town Manager

In November 2018, the Town overwhelmingly voted to amend the Charter and adopt a Town Council and Town Manager form of government. I am honored to be appointed by the Town Council to serve as Clinton’s first Town Manager.  I appreciate the support and confidence that the full Town Council has placed in me. I intend to help guide the Town forward with the council-manager form of government. 

Our chosen form of government has a Town Council that enjoys all the importance of a Board of Directors (legislating and policy-making) and a Town Manager that is appointed by the council to serve as Clinton’s chief executive officer overseeing the day-to-day management of town business and fulfilling the policy direction of Town Council.  The Town Manager is responsible for policy implementation and administration, the development and execution of the annual operating and capital budget, and directing municipal operations.

I view public service as a noble profession, performing work that is important which influences critical community decisions addressing opportunities and challenges.  In the council-manager form of government, the Town Manager bases decisions on serving the long-term interests of Clinton, promoting equity and fairness, and seeking continuous improvement.

The Town has been working to increase public awareness and provide more opportunities for public engagement.  In addition to the Town’s website, Clinton has an official Facebook page called “Town of Clinton, Connecticut” to keep the public informed of significant events and resources.  We encourage you to subscribe and like our page to receive regular updates and storm closing information. 

Many residents have warmly welcomed me to Clinton.  I am looking forward to working with the Town Council, staff and all of Clinton’s volunteers to move the community forward.

Karl Kilduff, Town Manager

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