Newington received its Charter from the State of Connecticut
in 1871 and is currently governed under the Council-Manager form of
government with a nine member Town Council. The Town Council is the
governing and legislative body of the Town with all the rights, powers,
duties and obligations conferred by law. It adopts the budget and fixes
the tax rate for the Town, proposes and amends ordinances or resolutions
for the execution of the powers vested in the Town, for the government
of the Town and management of its business, and for the preservation of
good order, peace, health and safety of the Town and its inhabitants.
The Town Council consists of the Mayor and
eight members elected from the town at large every two years.The Mayor,
elected separately, is a member and presiding official of the Council
with the power to vote. Recognized as the official head of the Town for
ceremonial and military purposes, the Mayor has the authority to
appoint the Town Attorney, Director of Health and Clerk of the
The Town Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m,
Meetings are broadcast live on Newington Community Television (NCTV channel 16).
Council meeting schedules and current and past agendas and meeting minutes are available online or can be reviewed at Town Hall.
For a list of current Town Council members, click here.