Outgoing Republican First Selectman Peter Tesei issued a proclamation on Monday that reads as follows:
PROCLAMATION from Peter J. Tesei, First Selectman
WHEREAS, Board of Estimate and Taxation members spend countless volunteer hours on behalf of the Town of Greenwich; and
WHEREAS, Time and effort, have been spent on the proper administration of the financial affairs of the Town including issuance of the annual recommended budget and setting the Town tax mill rate. The Board also acts on requests for additional appropriations, transfers and allotments made during the fiscal year. The Town’s Annual Report, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Component Unit Financial Report for the Retirement System of the Town of Greenwich also fall under the Board of Estimate and Taxation; and
WHEREAS, Jill K. Oberlander moved to Greenwich 13 years ago. She has served four years on the Board of Estimate and Taxation, and six years on the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting (Finance, Budget Overview, Labor Contracts and Plan of Conservation and Development Implementation committees). In January 2018, Jill was elected BET Chair, by unanimous vote, and has led the Board since; and
WHEREAS, Jill is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Chicago Law School. She practiced law at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Alliance for Downtown New York, and several prestigious law firms. She worked in New York City municipal government and has served on non-profit boards that support the elderly and less-fortunate; and
WHEREAS, With her election to the Board of Selectmen, Jill is leaving the Board of Estimate and Taxation; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, PETER J. TESEI, FIRST SELECTMAN OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH, do hereby proclaim Monday, November 18, 2019 as Jill. K. Oberlander Day in the Town of Greenwich, and encourage all our citizens to join me in recognizing the Board of Estimate and Taxation Chair’s years of dedicated service to our community.