Form of Government
MAYOR-BOARD OF ALDERMEN
Mayor Neil M. O’Leary was born in the City of Waterbury. He graduated with an Associate’s degree from Dean College and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven. O’Leary also graduated from the 49th Session of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS).
Elected City Officials, Boards, and Committees
Waterbury has a municipal form of government. The mayor and the 15 aldermen at large are elected biennielly in odd years. The Board of Education is a policy-making Board elected by the voters of Waterbury. Terms are staggered so that there is always veteran members on the Board. The Board of Aldermen and Board of Education derive their authority from the City Charter and Connecticut State Statutes.