First Selectman's Office

First Selectman’s Office

The First Selectman is popularly elected to a two-year term. He or she acts as full-time chief executive and chief administrative officer, and presides over the Board of Selectmen. He or she serves as Personnel Director of the Town. He or she may appoint fellow Board members to numerous committees, and may appoint certain administrative officers to their positions. Most importantly, the First Selectman must oversee the faithful execution of the laws and ordinances of the Town of Pomfret and the State of Connecticut.

The Executive Secretary to the First Selectman’s administrative work includes permitting of driveways, raffles, and pistol permits, scheduling use and rentals of town buildings, assistance in preparing budgets, seeking and managing grants, advertising and managing bids and proposals, working as a liaison to other town officials and departments, and human resources.

Town Meeting Form of Government

The Town of Pomfret is governed by the Town Meeting -- Board of Selectmen structure. The spending agencies submit their budget requests to the Selectmen who then bring a budget proposal first to the Board of Finance and then to the Town Meeting. The Board of Finance sets the mill rate.

The education budget is controlled by the Pomfret Community School Board of Education, which includes elected representatives from town. The Town of Pomfret does not operate under its own charter. We conduct our business in accordance with Connecticut State Statute Law.

The Pomfret Fire District is a separate taxing authority from the Town of Pomfret.  

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Maureen A. Nicholson First Selectman 860-974-0191
Bonnie Ryan Executive Secretary (860) 974-0191