Standing Committees

There are several Council standing committees, organized by municipal functions such as economic development, public safety, and health and human services, which conduct the majority of the Council’s activities at regularly scheduled meetings. The standing committees hold public hearings, review Council referrals, and forward recommendations to the City Council for its consideration and approval. No ordinances or proposed bylaws can be approved by the Council until an appropriate Council Committee has held a public hearing on the item in question. The Clerk to the Council Committee reports to the Chairperson of the Standing Committee.

Since meeting dates may change due to holidays and other special events, citizens are encouraged to check the date and time of each meeting with the Clerk to the City Council by calling 203-630-4125 weekdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Meeting minutes and agendas can be found here. 

Economic Development, Housing & Zoning Committee

(meets third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm)

  • David Lowell, Chairperson 
  • Daniel Brunet, Vice-Chairperson
  • Michael Cardona
  • Bruce Fontanella
  • Michael Rohde

Finance Committee

(meets fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm)

  • Michael Rohde-Chairperson
  • Nicole Tomassetti-Vice-Chairperson
  • Michael Carabetta
  • Dan Brunet
  • Miguel Castro

Human Services Committee

(meets first Tuesday of the month, except for January and September, at 5:30 pm)

  • Larue A. Graham, Chairperson
  • Bob Williams, Jr., Vice-Chairperson 
  • Krystle Blake
  • Bruce Fontanella
  • Nicole Tomassetti

Personnel Committee

  • Miguel Castro-Chairperson
  • Michael Cardona - Vice-Chairperson
  • Sonya Jelks
  • Dan Brunet
  • Michael Carabetta

Public Safety Committee

(meets second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm)

  • Michael Cardona,  Chairperson
  • Krystle Blake-Vice-Chairperson
  • Nicole Tomassetti
  • Miguel Castro
  • Bob Williams, Jr.

Public Works - Parks & Recreation Committee

(meets second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm)

  • Sonya Jelks-Chairperson
  • Larue A. Graham, Vice-Chairperson
  • Krystle Blake
  • David Lowell
  • Bob Williams, Jr.

Liaisons

  • Aviation: Sonya Jelks
  • Board of Education: Krystle Blake
  • Conservation Commission: Sonya Jelks
  • Census Count Committee: Michael Cardona, Miguel Castro
  • Flood Control Implementation Agency: Cathy Battista
  • Golf Commission: Nicole Tomassetti, Michael Carabetta
  • Health Insurance Committee: Michael Cardona, Dan Brunet, Krystle Blake
  • Labor:  Dan Brunet/David Lowell
  • Library Building Committee: Bruce Fontanella, Miguel Castro
  • Meriden Housing Authority: Miguel Castro
  • Meriden Linear Trails Advisory Committee: Sonya Jelks
  • Pension Board: Nicole Tomassetti, Dan Brunet
  • School Building Committee: Bruce Fontanella