|Stephen Karl (R)
| Amy Murphy Carroll (D)
What We Do
The Board of Selectmen is the Town's executive body. Three members are elected in odd-numbered years to serve a two-year term, with the First Selectman serving in a full-time, salaried position.
The Selectmen appoint all members of non-elected Boards and Commissions, choosing from candidates recommended to them from the Republican and Democratic Town Committees. They also hire all Town employees, except those employed by the Board of Education and the Police Department. The Selectmen, however, are responsible for the administration and negotiation of labor agreements with the police, paid firefighters, and public works employees.
Appropriation requests from all Town departments are reviewed by the Board of Selectmen and then forwarded with recommendations to the Board of Finance. The Board also acts as the purchasing and contracting agent for the Town, including Board of Education capital expenditures.
Current Term of Office: November 2021 to November 2023
Main Number (203)594-3000
Fax Number (203)594-3123
Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Town Hall, 2nd Floor
77 Main St
New Canaan, CT 06840
The Board of Selectmen meeting is held twice a month on a Tuesday. The normal starting time for the meeting is 8:30 a.m.
You may contact all Board members by sending an e-mail to: BoSDistribution@newcanaanct.gov
Agendas , Minutes and Meeting Videos
2023 Meeting Schedule