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Town Manager's Office

Under the direction of the Town Council, the Town Manager’s primary mission is to provide the leadership, vision, and oversight to ensure the effective delivery of public services. The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council and is the organization’s chief executive officer overseeing the administrative operations of the Town government. Responsibilities include the execution of all laws and ordinances; development and execution of the annual operating and capital budgets; and communication with the Town Council. The Town Manager implements and monitors policies adopted by the Town Council. 

The Town Manager's Office also maintains the Mayor's schedule, produces proclamations for special occasions and recognition, and works with the Town Clerk on preparing agendas for the Town Council and subcommittees. To make an appointment with the Mayor or request a proclamation, email Yeraida Reinheimer.

The Public Relations Division operates from the Town Manager's Office as well and provides a link between the Town of West Hartford and the community regarding special events, concerts at Blue Back Square, media relations, social media, and public awareness campaigns. Visit the Public Relations Division web page to learn more.

image of Rick Ledwith

Rick Ledwith is the Town Manager of West Hartford, Connecticut, a full service municipality with a population of 64,083. West Hartford is an award-winning community known for its diversity, excellent schools and municipal services, and great quality of life. West Hartford has operated under the Council-Manager form of government since 1919, the first municipality in Connecticut and one of the first in the country to adopt this form of government.

Rick has worked for the Town of West Hartford since 2001 in several capacities. For the past fifteen years, he has served as the Executive Director of Human Resources, where he has worked extensively with every municipal department as well as the West Hartford Public Schools.

Rick and his wife Tara have lived in West Hartford for 25 years and are proud to have raised three children in town.

 
Renee McCue

Renée Beaudry McCue joined the Town of West Hartford in June 1988 as the first public relations specialist.

Renée is responsible for creating and implementing multi-faceted public awareness campaigns to gain community understanding and action. She uses a variety of communications tools to reach her audiences including the Town’s award-winning web site, eNews subscriber service, news media, social media and West Hartford Community Interactive, Comcast channel 5.

Renée coordinates town services in support of community special events and manages all of the outdoor activities at Webster Walk in Blue Back Square.

During times of emergency, Renée serves as the Town’s public information officer.

Renée has received several awards during her career including Volunteer of the Year Award from the Park Road Association, Community Champion recognition from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and the Distinguished Chapter Service Merit Award from the Connecticut Valley Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She also received awards from Women In Communications and PRSA for creative and strategic excellence in the fields of public relations and marketing, two organizations in which she served as the local chapter president.

Renée earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication/Journalism from the University of Hartford and received her national accreditation in public relations from PRSA.

Renée lives in West Hartford with her husband Bob and their two children, Julia and Ethan.

Town News

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Contact Information

West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, Room 310
West Hartford, CT 06107
860-561-7440
Fax: 860-561-7429
 

Staff Directory

Rick Ledwith

Job Title: Town Manager
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Work: 860-561-7440

Renée McCue

Job Title: Public Relations Specialist
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Work: 860-561-7521

Yeraida Reinheimer

Job Title: Executive Assistant
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Work: 860-561-7441

Kristen Gorski

Job Title: Economic Development Coordinator
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Work: 860-960-6136

Dan Pesce

Job Title: Economic Development Specialist
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Work: 860-561-7528