Ron’s relationship with the Town of West Hartford began in 1987 when he was hired as the Director of Community Services to oversee the divisions of Planning & Zoning, Building Inspection, Engineering and Capital Improvement Projects. In 2008, he was appointed West Hartford’s Town Manager.
Ronald F. Van Winkle has been a professional Economist specializing in issues dealing with the Connecticut economy in both the public and private sectors for more than 30 years. Van Winkle is a well-known public speaker on issues affecting the economy of the State of Connecticut, and on issues of public policy at both the State and local levels. (Click here to read more.)
The Town Manager is appointed by the Town Council as the organization's Chief Administrative Officer overseeing day-to-day operations of the West Hartford town government. Responsibilities, as outlined in the Town Charter, include executing all laws and ordinances that govern the town; recommending to Council the creation, consolidation or abolition of administrative departments and offices; preparing and submitting an annual budget to the Town Council; preparing and printing of an annual Town report; keeping the Council fully advised as to the financial condition of the town and appointment of all department heads and other officers unless otherwise specified.
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