Danbury City Council members have been sworn in. At last night's special meeting, some familiar faces were not there. Mary Teicholz, who served for 10 years, opted not to seek reelection. Mayor Mark Boughton had praise for her at their last meeting.
Teicholz battled Leukemia during her time on the Council and is in remission. She called the support of her fellow Council members her determination.
Shay Nagresheth, who served for a decade, also decided not to seek reelection. Boughton said he was proud to recruit Nagresheth off the Environmental Impact Commission.
Phillip Colla was also among those who decided not to run for reelection. He served for two terms.
At 12:01 pm Monday, Boughton began his 7th term and made his way into the history books as the longest serving Mayor in the City of Danbury.
In an emailed statement Boughton said: “I am truly humbled by the support and confidence the Danbury voters have placed in me over the last twelve years. My service to this community continues unwavering as I begin my seventh term; there is still more that is left to be done and I am excited to be a part of the bright future of Danbury.”