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8/3/2015 - Mayor O'Leary named to Intergovernmental Commission

Waterbury Mayor Neil M. O’Leary has been named to the Connecticut Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities recommended Mayor O’Leary’s appointment to Governor Dannel P. Malloy. Mayor O’Leary will serve on the Advisory Commission as chief elected official of a municipality with a population of 60,000 or more.

The 30-year-old Commission was created to study issues between the state and local governments and to recommend solutions where appropriate.

The Commission’s role is to serve as a forum for consultation between state and local officials; conduct research on intergovernmental issues; encourage and coordinate studies by universities and other research institutions on intergovernmental issues; create policy and make recommendations to all levels of government.

“I’m honored that the CCM has chosen me to represent Waterbury on this prestigious commission,” Mayor O’Leary said. “I’ve seen the successful ways that state and local government have worked together as well as areas that have room for improvement. I look forward to the opportunity to bring to the Commission the perspective I’ve gained as chief elected official of Waterbury, a dynamic city of 110,000 people.”

The 24-member Commission is supported by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management in Hartford and creates several annual reports designed to assist local municipal officials in their day-to-day operations.