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COST Board of Directors
OFFICERS  


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President
Leo Paul: First Selectman, Litchfield
Leo is serving his sixth term as First Selectman of the Town of Litchfield. Before becoming the Town's chief elected official in 2003, Leo worked as Production Manager for Visual Concepts Media in Bloomfield and as Senior Project Manager for Cine-Med, Inc. in Woodbury. Prior to that, Leo served as an officer in the Air Force for more than 20 years, retiring at the rank of captain in 1995. During that time, he was active in a group called Combat Camera, which documented war and humanitarian efforts. Leo has served on COST’s Board of Directors for a number of years.
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Vice President
Rudolph Marconi: First Selectman, Ridgefield
In 1989, Rudy was elected to Ridgefield’s Planning and Zoning Commission, on which he served until 1993. Ridgefield subsequently elected Rudy to its Board of Selectmen in 1993, where he served for two two-year terms. In 1997, he ran for the office of first selectman, but was narrowly defeated by Republican Abe Morelli. Between 1997 and 1999, Rudy served as the chairman of Ridgefield’s Democratic Town Committee. In 1999, he again campaigned for the office of First Selectman and won, the first Democrat to beat a Republican incumbent in the majority Republican town in half a century. Marconi is currently serving his fifth term as Ridgefield’s first selectman.
Secretary
Patricia Llodra: First Selectman, Newtown
Pat moved to Newtown in 1970 and became involved in local issues through her active membership in the Sandy Hook PTA, the PTA Council, the St. Rose Parish Council, the League of Women Voters, and the Republican Town Committee. She was elected to a six­year term on the Board of Education in 1976. Her professional career as an educator, like her public service, was marked by achievement. Pat was selected by her peers as Connecticut's Principal of the Year in 2001. Pat later served as the Leader-in-Residence with the State Department of Education. First elected to Newtown's Legislative Council in 2005, Pat won re-election in 2007 and was elected First Selectman in 2009.
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DIRECTORS (Alphabetical By Town)


Name
Title
Town
Donald Stein
First Selectman
Barkhamsted
Matthew Knickerbocker
First Selectman
Bethel
Derrylyn Gorski
First Selectman
Bethany
Leonard Assard
First Selectman
Bethlehem
Richard Ives
First Selectman
Brooklyn
Joyce Stille
Administrative Officer
Bolton
Gordon Ridgway
First Selectman
Cornwall
Anthony Salvatore
Town Manager
Cromwell
Laura Francis
First Selectman
Durham
James Hayden
First Selectman
East Granby
Robert Valentine
First Selectman
Goshen
William Smith
Town Manager
Granby
Lizz Milardo
First Selectman
Haddam
Ralph Eno
First Selectman
Lyme
Thomas Banisch
First Selectman
Madison
Matthew Hart
Town Manager
Mansfield
Stephen Vavrek
First Selectman
Monroe
Susan Dyer
First Selectman
Norfolk
Michael Freda
First Selectman
North Haven
Robert Congdon  
First Selectman  
Preston
Barbara Henry
First Selectman
Roxbury
John Ward
Town Administrator
Vernon
Thomas Dunn
Mayor
Wolcott
 

 
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