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Counties

Connecticut is comprised of eight counties. Each county has officers and hosts meetings throughout the year.
 
 
FAIRFIELD COUNTY:
 
Towns located in Fairfield County are Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, New Fairfield, Newtown, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Shelton, Sherman, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.
 
Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. It starts in the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire Mountains and goes all the way to Long Island Sound. Its population according to the 2000 census was 882,567, but a 2008 survey put the population at 895,030. It is the most populous county in the State of Connecticut, and contains four of the State's largest cities. When combined, Bridgeport 1st), Stamford (4th), Norwalk (6th) and Danbury (7th) contain about 420,000 people; almost half the population of the county.
 
It is one of the highest-income counties in the United States, which helps to make Connecticut one of the richest states in the United States. The towns in the southwestern part of the county are generally considered to be exceptionally wealthy. This area, the "Gold Coast", is approximately from Fairfield > to Greenwich. In addition to its wealthy communities, Fairfield County is also home to lower-middle and working class-cities such as Bridgeport, and Norwalk. Other communities are more densely populated and economically diverse than the affluent areas for which the county is better known.
 
President: Patricia Moisio, CCMC, Tax Collector, Town of Redding
Vice-President: Tod Laudonia, CCMC
Treasurer: Phil Damato, CCMC, Tax Collector, Town of Wilton
Secretary: Jane Berendsen-Hill, CCMC, Tax Collector, Town of Ridgefield
 
HARTFORD COUNTY:
 
Towns located in Hartford County are Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hartland, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Southington, South Windsor, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor and Windsor Locks.
 
Hartford County is located in the north central part of Connecticut.  Hartford County is one of four original counties in Connecticut that were established on May 10, 1666.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 751 square miles (1,944 km²), of which, 735 square miles (1,905 km²) of it is land and 15 square miles (39 km²) of it (2.02%) is water.
 
Hartford County is home to the State Capitol, Bradley International Airport,  the Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry which is oldest continuously running ferry in the US and Lake Compounce which is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, having operated every year since 1846.
Hartford County with its many rivers, trails, forests, parks, museums and arenas makes it a great place to enjoy a wide variety of  outdoor activities, historic sites, the arts, sporting events and concerts.
 
President-Lauren Stuck, CCMC Town of Granby
Vice-President-Iris Laurenza, CCMC Town of East Hartford
Secretary-Elaine McKim, CCMC Town of Rocky Hill
Treasurer-Samantha Pletscher, CCMC Town of Farmington
 
LITCHFIELD COUNTY :
 
Towns located in Litchfield County are Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Watertown, Winchester and Woodbury.
 
Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut and is the core of Upstate Connecticut. Litchfield County also has the least population density among Connecticut's counties. Litchfield County was created on October 9, 1751, by an act of the Connecticut General Court from land belonging to Fairfield, New Haven, and Hartford counties. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 945 square miles (2,446 km²), of which, 920 square miles (2,383 km²) of it is land and 25 square miles (64 km²) of it (2.61%) is water. Elevation ranges from 250 feet to 2380 feet above sea level. Litchfield County is roughly contiguous with the portion of the Appalachian Mountains range known as the Berkshire Mountains (sometimes locally, this area is called the Litchfield Hills). The wooded Litchfield hills boast lush, green valleys; the magnificent 250-foot cascade of Kent Falls; and a pair of romantic covered bridges over the peaceful Housatonic River. These covered bridges are open to through traffic. Litchfield County also contains Bantam Lake, the largest natural lake in the State, covering about 1200 acres.
 
President - Carla Hamel, CCMC, Watertown
Vice President - Rebecca Juchert-Derungs, CCMC
Treasurer - Terri Collins, CCMC, Barkhamsted
Secretary - Beth Hamel, CCMC, Tax Collector, Harwinton
 
MIDDLESEX COUNTY:
 
The towns located in Middlesex County  (including villages and boroughs) are Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Winthrop, Durham, East Haddam, Moodus, East Hampton, Lake Poctopaug, Essex, Essex Village, Centerbrook, Ivoryton, Haddam, Higganum, Killingworth, Middlefield, Rockfall, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Fenwick, Old Saybrook Center, Saybrook Manor, Portland, Westbrook. 
 
Middlesex County is located in the south central part of the of Connecticut.  As of 2000, the population was 155,071.  As is the case with all eight of Connecticut's counties, there is no county government, and no county seat. In Connecticut, towns are responsible for all local government activities, including fire and rescue, snow removal, and schools. In a few cases, neighboring towns will share certain resources, e.g. water, gas, etc. However, Middlesex County is merely a group of towns on a map, and has no particular authority.
The county has a total area of 439 square miles (1,137 km²), of which 369 square miles (956 km²) of it is land and 70 square miles (181 km²) of it (15.90%) is water. The terrain trends from mostly level along the Connecticut River and Atlantic coast to gently rolling uplands away from them. The highest elevation is close to a triangulations station in Meshomasic State Forest, located at 916 feet (279 m) above sea level; the lowest point is sea level.
 

President: Doug Sienna, Cromwell
Vice President: Kristin Battistoni, Haddam
Secretary: Lisa Bibbiani, Deep River
Treasurer: Michele Nuhn, Killingworth
  

NEW HAVEN COUNTY:
 
Towns located in New Haven County are Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middlebury, Milford, Naugatuck, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Oxford, Prospect, Seymour, Southbury, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Haven, Wolcott and Woodbridge.
 
New Haven County is located in the south central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut.  The terrain is mostly flat near both the coast (the Long Island Sound) and the Housatonic River, rising significantly only in the north of the county.  The highest elevation is close to the northern most point in the county, found at tow areas of approximately 1,050 feet above sea level in the town of Wolcott.  The lowest point is sea level.  Notable geographic landmarks include Mount Carmel (“Sleeping Giant”), West Rock and East Rock. New Haven County serves as a center of advanced learning, with several noted educational institutions located within its borders and is also known for its famous theaters and museums.
 
Co-presidents:  Diane M. Lauber, CCMC Town of Prospect
Pat Crisco, CCMC, Tax Collector, Town of Woodbridge
Vice president: JoAnne Rusczek, CCMC, Tax Collector, Wallingford
Treasurer: Cindy O’Bar, CCMC, Assistant Collector of Revenue, Cheshire     
Secretary: Linda Cahill, CCMC, Assistant Tax Collector, Town of Woodbridge
 
NEW LONDON COUNTY:
 
Towns located in New London County are Bozrah, Colchester, East Lyme, Franklin, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Lyme, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Preston, Salem, Sprague, Stonington, Voluntown, and Waterford. Two of Connecticut’s nine remaining Boroughs are located in New London County – the Borough of Stonington and the Borough of Jewett City.
 
New London County is located in the southeastern corner of Connecticut, New London County was established in 1666, has a total area of 772 square miles and a population of 259,088 according to the 2000 U.S. Census. The terrain is mostly level and approximately 14% of the area consists of water. The highest point is in the Town of Lebanon at Gates Hill with an elevation of 660 feet above sea level. The county borders Rhode Island, separated by the Pawcatuck River. The last surviving commercial fishing fleet in Connecticut is located in New London County in the Town of Stonington and is a unique link to an industry that has been a major part of Connecticut’s maritime heritage for 250 years. The Town of  Groton is home to the Navel Submarine Base While the Coast Guard Academy is located in the Town of New London. The county,therefore, has a very active military population.  New London County is also a popular tourist destination offering rural and urban areas, water activities, camping, hiking, and shopping. The Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium are very popular with tourists. Both of Connecticut’s casinos are located in New London County and are the county’s major employers. The Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino offer big name entertainment as well as shopping and gaming.
 
Co-president: Cynthia Small, CCMC, Groton
Co-president: Joan Carroll, CCMC, Town of Ledyard
Vice President - Joyce Hofmann, CCMC, Tax Collector, Town of Lebanon
Treasurer: Alan Wilensky, Waterford
Secretary: Linda Camelio, Stonington
 
TOLLAND / WINDHAM COUNTY:
 
The combined Counties’ Association member towns include:  From Windham County:  Ashford, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Eastford, Hampton, Killingly (including Danielson), Plainfield, (including Central Village, Moosup, Plainfield Village, and Wauregan), Pomfret, Putnam (including Putnam District), Scotland, Sterling (including Oneco), Thompson (including North Grosvenor Dale and Quinebaug), Windham (including South Windham and Willimantic), and Woodstock (including South Woodstock..)  From Tolland County:  Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland,Union,Vernon, and Willington
 
Windham County is located in the northeastern corner of Connecticut. As of 2000, the population was 109,091.  The entire county is within the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor, as designated by the National Park Service.  Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner” is filled with farms, fairs, family fun, history and legend. 
 
Windham County was created from Hartford and New London counties on May 12, 1726, by an act of the Connecticut General Court. The act establishing the county states:
That the west bounds of the town of Lebanon, the north bounds of Coventry, the north bounds of Mansfield till it meet with the southwest bounds of Ashford, the west bounds of Ashford, the east bounds of Stafford, the Massachusetts line on the north, and Rhode Island line on the east, the north bounds of Preston, and north bounds of Norwich, containing the towns of Windham, Lebanon, Plainfield, Canterbury, Mansfield, Coventry, Pomfret, Killingly, Ashford, Voluntown and Mortlake, shall be one entire county, and called by the name of County of Windham.
 
In May 1749, the town of Woodstock, formerly New Roxbury, Worcester County Massachusetts, was unilaterally annexed by Connecticut and assigned to Windham County. In 1785, the town of Union (incorporated in 1734) was transferred to the newly-formed Tolland County. Over the next century, Windham County would lose several towns to Tolland and New London counties: Coventry to Tolland in 1786, Lebanon to New London in 1824, Columbia and Mansfield to Tolland in 1827, and Voluntown to New London in 1881. 
 
Tolland County is a county located in the northeastern part of Connecticut. As of 2000, the population was 136,364.  Tolland County is incorporated into thirteen towns and was originally formed in 1785 from towns in Windham County, Connecticut . Tolland County is home to the main campus of the University of Connecticut. UCONN is one of the nation's finest state schools which draws culture and excitement to central Connecticut. UCONN's men’s and women’s NCAA basketball programs consistently rank among the best in the nation.
                   

President: Linda G. Gagne, CCMC, Ashford
Vice President: Lori Bushnell, CCMC, Bolton
Treasurer: Gay St. Louis, CCMC, Windham                           
Recording Secretary: Michele Manas, CCMC, Willington
Tax Collector Rep. Linda Newcomb, CCMC, Killingly
Assessor Rep. Dave Wheeler, CCMC, Vernon