First Selectman

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Hours of Operation

email address First Selectman:

email address: Administrative Assistant:



(860) 379-3389


New Hartford Town Hall
530 Main Street
P.O. Box 316
New Hartford, CT 06057
United States

The First Selectman is the Chief Executive Officer in a statutory town.  A statutory town is one  that has no governing charter but is governed by Connecticut State General Statutes and any ordinances passed by the town. The First Selectman is a full time paid position in New Hartford.  He receives a salary which is noted as a line item in the town budget.  The primary duty of the First Selectman is to implement the policies of the board and to manage the town's daily activity.   The First Selectman is responsible for providing oversight to all aspects of town operations.  He acts as supervisor to town employees and interacts with all town departments.  The First Selectman is responsible for fiscal oversight. The First Selectman maintains an "open door policy" and encourages residents to call or stop by at will.


In addition to the First Selectman, there are two selectmen who complete the Board of Selectmen.  The number of selectmen varies from town to town.  In 1915 the law provided that a town having a population of fewer than 10,000 should elect not more than three selectmen.  The two Selectmen who complete the Board serve as volunteers.  They do not receive any compensation for their services.  They do not maintain an office at Town Hall, but can be reached by calling Town Hall (First Selectman's Office 379-3389) and leaving a message for them or they can be e-mailed using the information provided below.  Elections for First Selectman and members of the Board are held every two years.

(See also Board of Selectmen)

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Daniel V. Jerram (R) First Selectman 860-379-3389
Christine Hayward Administrative Assistant 860-379-3389
Annie Witte Bookkeeper 860-379-3389
Jill S. Healey Assistant Bookkeeper 860-379-3389
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