The Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) is pleased to announce that Derrylyn Gorski, First Selectman of the Town of Bethany, has been appointed to COST’s Board of Directors effective November 8.
Derrylyn was first elected First Selectman in 2003. As First Selectman, Derrylyn makes it a point to always appoint bi-partisan committees to address issues affecting the town. She currently serves as the Chair of the South Central Connecticut Regional Emergency Communications System and on the Executive Committee as a Member-at-Large of the South Central CT Regional Council of Governments.
“Derrylyn has been active on a wide range of issues affecting Connecticut’s small towns, including public safety and issues involving the resident state trooper program. Her efforts to work with all interested parties to resolve issues are much appreciated. Derrylyn will be a valuable addition to COST’s Board of Directions in strengthening our advocacy efforts to fight for Connecticut’s small towns,” said Betsy Gara, COST’s Executive Director.
“Municipal funding, education, public safety, and mandate relief will be big issues this session and Derrylyn will help ensure that COST is positioned to play a major role in shaping the debate on these issues,” Gara added.
COST is an advocacy organization committed to giving small towns a strong voice in the legislative process. Its members are Connecticut towns with populations of less than 30,000. COST champions the major policy needs and concerns of Connecticut’s suburban and rural towns. More information is available at www.ctcost.org