The New Fairfield Board of Selectmen is currently accepting “Letters of Intent” from residents interested in becoming members of the newly approved Economic Development Commission. The Board is looking for candidates with backgrounds in commercial real estate or development, business ownership, finance, marketing or municipal planning.
A Letter of Intent can be sent to the First Selectman detailing background and experience. Commissioners will be expected to attend one to two meetings per month, as decided by the Commission.
First Selectman Pat Del Monaco says Economic Development Commissions have proven successful in many of the 140 Connecticut towns where they are established. The Commission has an advisory role and does not have the authority to expand the business/commercial zone nor to determine what type of businesses may choose to open in New Fairfield.