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West Hartford Town Council Members

Front row, left to right: Mark Zydanowicz, Mary Fay, Shari Cantor, Liam Sweeney, Essie Labrot. 
Back row, left to right: Matt Hart, Alberto Cortes, Carol Blanks, Ben Wenograd, Adrienne Billings-Smith, Leon Davidoff

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.

To send your comments to all of the Town Councilors, please click here. Your email will be delivered to each of the 9 Councilors.

2021-2023 Town Councilors

Rick Ledwith

Acting Town Manager

Essie Labrot

Town Clerk / Council Clerk (D)

WATCH IT WITH WHC-TV

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 here for more information. 

Watch Mayor Shari Cantor's "2021 State of the Town" address, February 11, 2021, sponsored by the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce.