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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Meeting minutes and agendas can be found here. 

Economic Development, Housing & Zoning Committee

(meets third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.)

  • David Lowell, Chairperson 
  • Daniel Brunet, Vice-Chairperson
  • Brian Daniels
  • Sonya Jelks
  • Lenny Rich 

Flood Control Implementation

(meets first Tuesday of the month at 8:00 am)

  • Michael S. Rohde
  • Frank Lewandowski (rep. from IWWC)
  • Carmine Trotta (rep. from Conservation)
  • Arthur Pietler
  • Councilor Cathy Battista (liaison)
  • David White (rep. from Planning)

Finance Committee

(meets second & fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m.)

  • Miguel Castro, Chairperson
  • Walter A. Shamock, Vice-Chairperson
  • Catherine Battista
  • Michael Cardona
  • Lenny Rich 

Human Services Committee

(meets fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.)

  • Bob Williams Jr., Chairperson
  • Sonya Jelks, Vice-Chairperson 
  • Miguel Castro  
  • David Lowell
  • Joseph Carabetta III

Public Safety Committee

(meets second Wednesday of the month at 5:15 p.m.)

  • Larue Graham,  Chairperson
  • David Lowell., Vice-Chairperson
  • Michael Cardona
  • Bob Williams, Jr.
  • Joseph Carabetta III

Public Works - Parks & Recreation Committee

(meets second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.)

  • Catherine R. Battista, Chairperson
  • Brian Daniels, Vice-Chairperson
  • Dan Brunet
  • Walter Shamock Jr.
  • Larue Graham

Liaisons

  • Board of Education:  Sonya Jelks
  • Flood Control Implementation Agency: Cathy Battista
  • Golf Commission:  Bob Williams, Jr./Larue A. Graham
  • Labor:  Daniel Brunet/David Lowell
  • Meriden Housing Authority:  Brian P. Daniels
  • Pension Board:  Joseph Carabetta III/Michael Cardona