Sunday was declared Rudy Marconi Day in the state of Connecticut by Governor Ned Lamont. According to the official proclamation. the yesterday was named to celebrate Marconi leading Ridgefield for 21 years.
The Ridgefield native was elected in 1999 and is one of the longest serving Democratic First Selectman in Connecticut.
Lamont said in an official statement that under Marconi's leadership Ridgefield has prospered with a growing population, stable tax base, quality education and one of the best places to live, work and play. Marconi led Ridgefield to establish the first Cultural Districts in Connecticut and acquired the largest contiguous open state parcels in the state.
He serves as a member of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments. chairs the Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, chairs the DEMHS Region 5 and is a Board member of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and of the Council of Small Towns.