110 Myrtle Avenue, Room 310
Westport CT 06880
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Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday
The mission of the First Selectman’s Office is to set Town policy and implement it through the departmental structure, develop long term planning objectives, provide management guidance and oversight to Town Departments, initiate new projects, provide direction to Town Committees/Boards, and to represent and promote the Town in appropriate civic, business and public functions. The Selectman’s Office also pursues grant opportunities, and coordinates with State officials, legislators, neighboring towns and regional intergovernmental organizations.
Administratively, the mission includes providing direct citizen assistance by insuring concerns and issues are appropriately addressed in a timely, efficient manner. The office responds to citizen inquiries, including information requests, suggestions, complaints, and requests for follow-up action. The Selectman’s Office is also responsible for the correspondence and record keeping of the Board of Selectmen, Traffic Authority, and Water Pollution Control Authority, and all committees appointed by the First Selectman. The Selectman’s Office coordinates the scheduling of Town Hall meetings and meeting rooms, the use of Town property, facilities and/or roadways, as well as rental of Town facilities by not-for-profit organizations.
The First Selectman has 17 direct reports, encompassing all elements of town government, with the exception of the Westport Public Schools system. The Second and Third Selectpersons advise the First Selectman, participate in Board of Selectmen votes, and oversee assigned projects. The Operations Director manages special assignments and challenging citizen complaints, new initiatives and grant pursuits, and directly interacts with Town Departments on operational matters and efficiency and effectiveness improvements.