Town Council members are elected at large for two
years and represent all of West Hartford and the town clerk is elected for four
years. The town has operated under a Council-Manager form of government since
1919. West Hartford was the first town in the state and one of the first in the
country to adopt this form of government where the council acts as the elected
policy board and the town manager serves as the chief executive officer
responsible for carrying out the policies of the council.
All Town Council members are volunteers and do not get paid for this service
to their community. The Town Clerk is a paid position. Town Council Meeting minutes are
available online at this web site and also for review in the Town Clerk's Office.
Each Town Council and Board of Education meeting is televised live on WHC-TV
(Comcast: channel 5). Now you can watch Town Council and Board of Education
meetings on demand on your computer. Click on the link to get started: http://www.whctv.org/programming/video-on-demand
You may also access verbatim minutes from 1970 to 2017 click here.
NOTE: Click "Show all content" (bottom of your browser) to show the live feed of WHC-TV on this page.
50 South Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107 Website: https://www.WestHartfordCT.gov P. 860-561-7500 | F. 860-561-7400 | H. M-F, 8:30A-4:30P Assessment, Registrars, Tax, and Town Clerk have alternate hours. Please visit each department's web page for specific hours.