Board of Selectman
William F. L. Rodgers
208 Hattertown Road
Newtown, CT 06470
sugrbrk@aol.com

Selectman William F. L. Rodgers

Office: Board of Selectman

Objectives:

First, from my days as an Eagle Scout right through my past tour in Iraq as a Marine, civic duty has been a large part of my life. Second, it makes sense to serve in a capacity where one can contribute the most. I believe my experience on the Legislative Council, as a member for twelve years and Chair for the last six, allowed me to accumulate enough knowledge of the workings of town government and the interaction among boards to contribute as a Selectman. Finally and perhaps most importantly, I am excited to have the chance to continue to work with Pat Llodra and support her as First Selectman. I have worked with Pat for years on the Council and the Board of Selectman, and respect her greatly. We communicate efficiently and complement each other's skill sets. As a team, I am confident we can do more great things for Newtown.


Qualifications:

      • Board of Selectman, 2009 - present
      • Past Chairman, Newtown Legislative Council
      • Past Chairman, Ordinance Committee, 1998-2003
      • Member, Ad Hoc Elderly Tax Relief Committee, 1999-2000
      • Chairman, Hattertown Historic District Commission, 1993-1997
      • Chairman, Middle Gate School Site-Based Management Council, 1995-1997
      • Member, Republican Town Committee
      • Trustee, Newtown Historical Society, 1997-2001
      • Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve (Operation Iraqi Freedom 8/06-3/07)
      • B. A. and A.M., University of Pennsylvania (political Science/Public Policy) J. D., Boston University
      • Newtown resident 15 years, married (wife Moira, daughter Amelia)
Achievements:

  • Drafted and introduced litter ordinance and ordinances affording tax relief to the elderly, disabled, volunteer firefighters, ambulance personnel, and surviving spouses of firefighters and police killed in line of duty.
  • Drafted an ordinance modifying existing ordinances allowing the fines imposed for ordinance violations to accrue to Newtown, not the State of Connecticut.
  • As Council Chairman, brought Council to consensus during difficult budget times