PENNY MONAHAN: Vote Bill Kelly for First Selectman to Restore Professionalism and Integrity to the First Selectman’s Office

Submitted by Penny Monahan

As a lifelong Greenwich resident, a retired Greenwich Police Department employee, and elected to three terms on the Greenwich Board of Selectmen, I have worked with several First Selectmen over the years.

Having a knowledge of the Town, experience in municipal government, integrity and being transparent with the public are all essential attributes that best serve all of the residents of Greenwich.

That is why on November 2nd I will cast my vote for Bill Kelly.  Bill has served on the Representative Town Meeting as the Sixth District Leader, 2 four-year terms as a member of the Board of Education and two terms on the Greenwich Board of Estimate and Taxation.  He is a litigation attorney and has experience in construction law.  This experience is particularly helpful as the Town and Board of Education complete and embark on hundreds of millions of dollars in capital improvements.

As First Selectman, Bill Kelly will restore the process of developing the annual capital budget through the transparent and inclusive capital improvements projects committee that the past two First Selectmen have used.  He will hire the best people to serve in Town management  positions rather than resorting to political hires as the incumbent has done with the Town Law Department and Labor Contracts Director.

As First Selectman Bill Kelly will be fully transparent and conduct business in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, using only Town email and not withhold information from the public until after an election.  He will respect the Town Department heads and work full time and be on the job.  He will communicate with residents not just through self-serving email blasts but being available and present in neighborhoods.

This election I am voting to restore professionalism and integrity to the First Selectman’s Office, I am voting for Bill Kelly and hope you will, too.  He is for ALL of Greenwich.


Penny Monahan
2001 – 2007