How Wilton Works:  A conversation with Wilton Board and Commission Members

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | 7-8 pm | The Little Theater, Wilton High School

We thank the Wilton Board and Commission members who shared their stories at the event:

Pam Ely - Board of Education

Kim Healy - Board of Selectmen

Prasad Iyer - Economic Development

Bill Lalor - Wilton Library

John Macken - Parks & Recreation

Donna Merrill - Amenities

Bas Nabulsi - Board of Selectmen

Chris Pagliaro - Planning & Zoning

Allison Sanders - Historic District

We also thank Connecticut Secretary of State Stephanie Thomas who provided closing remarks.

You can view a recording of the panel by clicking here.

You can also view Frequently Asked Questions about how to get involved in Wilton's commissions and boards by clicking here.

Finally, please click here for the League's introductory overview from the March 15th event.  

Thank you all for joining!




How Wilton Works:  A Conversation with Wilton Board and Commission Members

Wednesday, March 15th, 7-8pm

The Little Theater, Wilton High School

Please join the Wilton League of Women Voters, along with our co-sponsor the Miller-Driscoll Parent Teacher Association (PTA), in a conversation with a panel of fellow Wiltonians who will share their personal stories of why they wanted to serve our town and how they went about doing it.

This program, which builds on the foundation of the How Wilton Works program of last spring, will give Wilton residents an opportunity to hear how fellow townspeople came to serve on different boards and commissions.  This will be an informal, dynamic conversation that leaves room for Wilton residents - new to town and/or new to thinking about how to more deeply engage and serve in our community - to pose questions and learn about the many ways to participate in making our town work and thrive.

Panelists will include members of Wilton's Board of Selectmen, Board of Education, Parks and Recreation Commission, Economic Development Commission, Historic District Commission, Master Plan Subcommittee, Amenities Subcommittee, and the Wilton Library Board of Directors.  We will also provide some Frequently Asked Questions on different facets of the process of serving in different appointed and elected capacities, including links to last spring's How Wilton Works program. 

Stephanie Thomas, Connecticut's new Secretary of the State, for whom grassroots efforts to expand civic engagement are a passion, will join the event to make final remarks.

The event will be held in person at the Little Theater and will also be viewable HERE.

Refreshments will be available following the program.


Connecticut Women in Politics:  Past, Present, and Future

League of Women Voters of Connecticut


You are invited!  What is it like to be a woman in politics and how has that changed over the years?  Why are women still underrepresented in politics today?  What can we do to move toward equity at all levels of government?

Please join the League of Women Voters of Connecticut on March 9th from 12:30 to 1:30p for this special Women's History Month virtual event hosted by the Capitol Information and Tours, a program of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut.

You will hear from:

  • Kay Maxwell, League of Women Voters of Connecticut
  • Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut
  • Gemeem Davis, Bridgeport Generation Now
  • Callie Heilmann, Bridgeport Generation Now

Click here for registration.

The America 250 | CT Commission

invites the people of Connecticut to provide feedback as we approach the 250th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026

The Commission seeks to create a commemoration that is relevant, inclusive, and engaging, where Connecticut residents of all ages and backgrounds see themselves in history, appreciate its relevance, and understand how the diverse people of the past all contributed to the American story.  Through the stories we share, this anniversary can encourage patriotism and pride in American resiliance while also fostering critical awareness of our faults, past and present.

How would you like to be included? 

We want to hear from you! If you are a… 

  • activist 
  • business owner 
  • community leader 
  • creative thinker 
  • elected official 
  • historian  
  • immigrant 
  • librarian  
  • museum professional  
  • parent 
  • professor 
  • refugee 
  • student 
  • teacher 

… we ask you to participate!  

Register online to participate via Zoom.


Listening sessions will be led by Richard M. Josey Jr., Founder and Principal Consultant for Collective Journeys LLC. A nationally recognized facilitator, interpreter, and equity and inclusion consultant, Richard’s personal guiding principle, “What Kind of Ancestor Will You Be?” has inspired thousands of public historians toward work in community development and transformation, development, as well as intentional planning. 

Reach out to Cyndi Tolosa at CT Humanities with any questions: 860-986-6704 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

**UPDATE as of 2/28**  This event is ON tonight at 7p!  We hope to see you there.


Please join us as we present, with our co-sponsor the Wilton Library, a Legislative Dialogue to give our elected state legislators an opportunity to present their priorities for the 2023 Connecticut Assembly session, and for constituents to provide them feedback and ask them questions about issues facing our town and state.  Senator Ceci Maher (District 26) and Representative Keith Denning (District 42) both plan to attend.

This event will be held in person in the Brubeck Room at Wilton Library.  It will also be recorded and made available through the library and the League after the event.

Free and open to the public, but as seating is limited, please register online.  Constituents can submit questions to the legislators in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , and will also be able to submit questions during the live event.


If you missed the event, you can find the video here: