New town clerk is named

Wilton’s town clerk’s office will be at full strength later this month when Lori Kaback begins her appointment as town clerk on Wednesday, Feb. 18. First Selectman Bill Brennan announced the appointment in a press release Monday, Feb. 2. He was going to make the announcement at Monday’s Board of Selectmen’s meeting, which was canceled due to a snowstorm. Ms. Kaback currently is town clerk of Danbury.

“We are extremely pleased with the appointment,” Mr. Brennan said. “Lori Kaback is eminently qualified for the position of Wilton’s town clerk. She has been the city of Danbury’s town clerk, an elected position, since 2005 and has worked in the Danbury town clerk’s office for the last 22 years.

“Prior to being elected Danbury town clerk, she served as an assistant town clerk and an assistant registrar of vital statistics. The breadth of her experience and commitment to public service makes her an ideal candidate to assume the leadership of Wilton’s town clerk’s office, an exceedingly well-run and key town department.”

Ms. Kaback, who ran on the Democratic ticket in Danbury, received support for her re-election in 2013 from state Rep. David Arconti Jr. (D-109), who wrote, “Lori has created a very taxpayer-friendly environment and continues to modernize operations of the town clerk’s office. Lori is a dedicated public servant.”

In a letter to the editor of the News-Times newspaper, Theresa Taylor of Danbury said, in part, “ She has consistently demonstrated both the technical skills and people skills to effectively run the Town Clerk’s office and is Danbury’s first officially state-certified Town Clerk.”

Ms. Kaback earned designation as a Certified Connecticut Town Clerk by the state’s office of the secretary of the state and Town Clerk Certification Committee in 2008. She is also a notary public.

The town clerk’s office is the official recording agency of the town, maintaining custody of all documents related to ownership of real property, vital statistic records (marriages, births and deaths), and certain state licenses, and participating in election administration functions.

Mr. Brennan said of the staff, “They strive to do so in a friendly and informative manner so as to assist town residents and other members of the public to conduct their business with knowledge and efficiency.”

In the press release, he said he was “confident that Lori Kaback will continue this tradition of excellence and public service as Wilton’s new town clerk.” She fills the position previously held by Bettye Ragognetti, who retired last year.