Photos: Officials sworn-in at Old Town Hall
Hayden Turek photos
At Old Town Hall on Monday night, Nov. 30, newly elected town officials were sworn-in. — Hayden Turek photos
Al Alper, chairman of the Wilton Republican Town Committee and a now past Board of Finance member whose term expired Nov. 30, acted as the master of ceremonies.
"There's an old saying that there's nothing more sad nor more beautiful than the generations changing hands," Alper said, "and that's what tonight is really about — the old guard out, the new guard in."
Alper ushered forward each board and commission with new members and had them approach the front of the room, where, hands raised, they took the oath and their respective office effective Dec. 1.
Wilton's newly elected First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice was the only official to make an official comment.
She said, "I'm not sure if everyone in the public realizes how many people it takes to run the town, but we're so fortunate as a community that we have so many volunteers who give up their time.
"On behalf of the community, I say thank you, and I very much appreciate it. I'm looking forward to working with all of you."
"I'm anxious to get there now that I've got the keys," Vanderslice joked. "I'll be in bright and early tomorrow; thank you everyone."
After taking the oath, the officials were each given a copy of the Wilton Town Charter and the Wilton Code of Ethics, were asked to sign their names and took office.