Debbie A. Aurelia
21 Copper Creek Circle
Newtown, CT 06470
daag1983@yahoo.com
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Debbie A. Aurelia,CCTC, CMC

Office:Town Clerk

Objectives:Newtown has been my home for over 36 years. I will continue to go above and beyond for my community and I will safeguard our Town’s history so that it will be preserved for all future generations using the latest technology and resources available.  Education and training for me and my staff is a strong priority to ensure that my office continues to run efficiently, providing the highest level of competent, courteous service to all.


Qualifications:

o   Assistant Town Clerk 2 ½ years

o   Certified Town Clerk for State of Connecticut, CCTC, 2007

o   Certified Elections Moderator

o   Member of Connecticut Town Clerks Association

o   Notary Public

o   Associates Degree, Graduated Cum Laude from Orlando College

o   Member International Institute of Municipal Clerks

o   Member, New England Association of City and Town Clerks

o   Native Newtown resident, graduate of Newtown High School class of 1983 

Accomplishments:

o   Certified Municipal Clerk, CMC, 2011

o   Master Certified Town Clerk, MCTC, 2013 completed

o   Master Municipal Clerk, MMC, will be completed by end of 2013

o   Chairman, Retiree Committee for Connecticut Town Clerks Association

o   Chairman, Website Committee for the redesign of Newtown’s official website

o   Member of Civil Service panel conducting interviews for new assistant town clerk for the City of Danbury

o   Implemented program so residents can have the ability to view and print Property Records on-line at http://landrecords.newtown-ct.gov and Property Check, a 24/7 service that can alert residents to property and mortgage fraud http://cotthosting.com/ctnewtownPC  

Community Service:

o   Member of Newtown’s Citizen’s Emergency Response Team (CERT)

o   Member of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Ladies Auxiliary

o   Coordinator of Annual Low Cost Rabies Clinic

o   Graduate of Citizens Police Academy

o   Relay for Life Captain “TC TEAM” - won award for best cancer awareness and raised over $2,500

o   Organized Freedom of Information workshops for residents and newly elected/ appointed officials

o   Volunteer/Assistant for year-end accounting for Meals on Wheels

o   Coordinator and host of receptions for local charity and community organizations

o   Mentor for Newtown High School Career Center Intern program

o   Member of Republican Town Committee since 2005

Personal:

                o   Spouse Bill Halstead Sr. Newtown’s Fire Marshal and Chief of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue.

      o   Proud mom of 2 sons, two stepdaughters and one stepson, a granddaughter and a newborn stepgrandson.