Bloomfield Town Manager Philip Schenck will discuss different types of town governments in Connecticut during the Wilton League of Women Voters’ lunch meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8.
A brief business meeting and light lunch will take place at 11:30, followed by Schenck’s presentation at 12:30.
“I will be discussing different forms of government — what we already have in Connecticut and what are available to communities,” said Schenck, a former Wilton resident. “Wilton has the typical New England model — a first selectman and a town meeting.”
Under Connecticut’s Home Rule Act, municipalities may adopt their own local charters and choose their own government structures.
Schenck said the type of government a municipality adopts “depends upon how the community views itself.”
“Each town evolves at its own pace based on situations in the community,” he said.