What type of town government is best?

Which types of town government are most efficient? What’s the difference between a town manager and a first selectman? Do all towns in Connecticut require that their town meetings approve annual budgets? What are model practices for Connecticut municipalities?
The Wilton League of Women Voters will welcome Bloomfield Town Manager Philip Schenck as its guest speaker for its Fall 2015 opening lunch meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8, 11:30  at Trackside Teen Center where he will discuss these questions.
The agenda will include a brief business meeting and light lunch, with Schenck’s presentation at 12:30. The meeting is open to the public with reservations in advance.
Schenck, past president of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven, has worked as town manager and as a consultant to various municipalities throughout New England.  He is a co-author of a 2014 book, Local Government in Connecticut, and has contributed to numerous public administration journals.
Schenck’s name will be familiar to Wiltonians. His family once owned much of the land that is now Wilton Center. That land included Schenck’s Island, the town park across from Stop & Shop.   
Advance reservations are required for the lunch meeting. Checks  for $20 payable to the Wilton LWV may be sent to Kim Nabulsi, Wilton LWV, Box 71, Wilton, CT 06897.
For more information, call Linda Fein at 203-762-5606.