Newtown operates under a Charter adopted in 1961 and most recently revised in 2016. The Charter retains a limited Town Meeting form of government with the First Selectman acting as the Town’s chief executive officer and a twelve member legislative council acting as the legislative body, with the exception of those items specifically enumerated on which the Town Meeting is authorized to act. Fiscal matters are administered under a Board of Selectman (3) and an appointed Financial Director.
Visit the Official Town of Newtown Home Page for more information about town government, services and current projects including the Newtown Plan of Conservation and Development and Fairfield Hills Campus Plans.
Principal Municipal Officials
|Office||Name||Manner of Selection||Term||Years of Service|
|First Selectman||Daniel Rosenthal||Elected||2017-2019||Since 2017|
|Finance Director||Robert Tait||Appointed||Indefinite||Since 2008|
|Superintendent of Schools||Dr. Lorrie Rodrigue||Appointed||Indefinite||Since 2018|
|Director of Public Works||Frederick Hurley||Appointed||Indefinite||Since 1989|
|Director of Planning||George Benson||Appointed||Indefinite||Since 2005|