Historic District Commission

Municipal historic districts in Connecticut are authorized exclusively through Chapter 97a of the Connecticut General Statutes. Once enacted by the vote of both the legislative body of the municipality and the residents of the proposed district, the district is placed under the jurisdiction of a locally appointed historic district commission. Such a commission is a full-fledged land use agency of the town, and exercises powers comparable to the zoning commission, wetlands commission and a zoning board of appeals.

The following are appointed officials with 3-year terms:

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Karen Gallagher 860-868-0423


Name Title
Tom Hollinger Chair
Jane Boyer Vice Chair
Susan Averill Secretary
Phyllis Mills Member
Sarah Woodroofe Member
Louise Van Tartwijk Alternate
William Fairbairn Alternate
Dimitri Rimsky Alternate