Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo declared Wednesday “John K. Wetmore Day,” in honor of the longtime town employee who is retiring to Florida.
According to a proclamation from Camillo, Mr. Wetmore, 65, was born in Port Chester and came to work for the Town of Greenwich in August 1986 as Assistant to First Selectman John Margenot, working on special projects and serving as a liaison between the Office of the First Selectman and residents.
Camillo said Wetmore’s dedication to public service shifted when he joined the Town’s Law Department as an Assistant Town Attorney and put his law degree to use for the Town of Greenwich. He served in this role for seven years and was then appointed to be Greenwich Town Attorney where he oversaw the Law Department for eight years through August 2005 before becoming Special Counsel for the Town for the last 18 plus years. In that role, he created his own niche by primarily serving and advising the Town land use boards and commissions and litigating administrative appeals.
“Throughout his distinguished and unparalleled legal career in Town government, John has shown integrity, legal acumen, institutional knowledge and a sense of humor that are all bar none,” Camillo said in the proclamation.
Wetmore has also served the community he has called home since 1992 as a 20-year member of the Glenville Volunteer Fire Company where he was vice president and a company board member for more than 10 years and was honored as Grand Marshal for the FDNY Holy Name Society at the 2018 New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
“After 38 and a half years John is hanging up his suit and tie to retire to the Sunshine State enabling him to spend more time with his wonderful family, his wife Jane and their children John, James and Jenny, who have given him unwavering support over the years,” the proclamation said.