Members of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities have selected Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton as the group's next President. CCM is the state’s largest, nonpartisan organization of municipal leaders, with 158 member municipalities. The organization advocates at the state level for issues affecting local taxpayers. Each year CCM elects a new slate of officers to guide the large public policy decisions and advocacy that goes on within CCM.
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Boughton says he was fortunate enough to be nominated and elected to the one-year term. He says he is looking forward to helping shape the new legislative session as it impacts cities and towns across the state.
Boughton says there are some very large, global decisions that have to be made right now as it relates to the way cities and towns do business. CCM wants to be part of those discussions. He says it makes no sense to leave them out of the talks.
Boughton says too often decisions are made in a vacuum, and nobody's really thought about the impact on cities and towns. CCM wants to work out how best to make sure everyone is represented.
Those re-elected to CCM's Board include Roxbury First Selectman Barbara Henry, Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, and Leo Paul of Litchfield. Former First Selectman of Newtown Herb Rosenthal is a past president of CCM, who continues to serve on the board.