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Melissa Mack (D)
First Selectman
Kris Lambert
Assistant to First Selectman
Kim Worthington
Communications Manager

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

83 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078

(860) 668 3838

I consider it an honor to serve as Suffield's First Selectman.  My door is always open - stop by so that we can continue to work together to make our town a wonderful place to live, grow and always call home.

Melissa M. Mack, Suffield First Selectman

First Selectman Powers & Duties

The First Selectman is a salaried official elected specifically to that position, who oversees the day to day operation of the Town. Section 502 of the Town Charter states the First Selectman is the full-time, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Administrative officer of the Town. Said First Selectman is a full voting and participating member of the Board of Selectmen and presides when present at meetings of said board. The First Selectman is an ex-officio member of all other town boards, commissions, and agencies.

Official Head of Town

1.  He/She is the official head of the Town for all ceremonial purposes, for military purposes and for purposes of receiving civil process.

Administrative & Personnel Policies

2.  He/She establishes and is responsible for the administrative and personnel policies for the town offices and employees subject to the approval of the Board of Selectmen. He/She executes or causes to be executed the town ordinances, regulations, resolutions and policies.

Care, Maintenance & Operation of Buildings & Property

3.  He/She shall have responsibility for the care, maintenance and operation of all buildings, lands, apparatus and property which are subject to the control of the Board of Selectmen.

Contracts & Agreements

4.  With the approval of the Board of Selectman, he/she shall enter into contracts or agreements with government agencies, corporations and others subject to the limitations in the Charter.

Administration of Town

5.  With the approval of the Board of Selectmen, he/she shall supervise the administration of the affairs of the Town, except those matters which, by Charter, or by ordinances are exclusively committed to the Board of Education or other boards or commissions.

Executive Authority

6.  On matters requiring consistency and coordination across Town departments and their employees, the First Selectman has executive authority, in consultation with any respective board or commission, over Town employees for such matters.