South Windsor manager to lead CT Conference of Municipalities

South Windsor Town Manager Matthew B. Galligan was elected Tuesday as the new president of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.

Galligan, who has been town manager since 1996, will succeed Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch as president when the new fiscal year begins on July 1. Galligan had been first vice president for CCM, a post normally given to the official considered next in line to lead the chief lobbying agency for cities and towns. Each CCM president traditionally serves one year.

Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton, who is running for governor, was elected first vice president, putting him in position to succeed Galligan one year from now – should Boughton still be Danbury’s mayor then.

Other CCM officers elected for the new fiscal year include:

  • Portland First Selectwoman Susan S. Bransfield, second vice president.
  • Preston First Selectman Robert M.Congdon, treasurer.
  • Coventry Town Manager John A. Elsesser, secretary.