Witkos to Serve as Co-Chair of the Small Town Coalition

January 12, 2017

Rocky Hill – Deputy Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) – pictured – was a featured panelist at the Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) annual Connecticut Town Meeting on Wednesday January 11 in Rocky Hill. As a newly appointed co-chair of COST’s Small Town Coalition, Sen. Witkos listened to questions, concerns and ideas raised by small towns across the state. He also discussed his legislative priorities for the 2017 legislative session to balance the state budget, reduce burdens on taxpayers and create more stability in state government.

Witkos Small Towns Meeting

As a co-chair of the Small Town Coalition, Sen. Witkos will help facilitate meetings between local leaders and state lawmakers throughout the legislative session. The Coalition aims to provide a mechanism for legislators representing small towns and cities to work together to: 1) identify legislative goals and priorities; 2) discuss how pending legislation may impact smaller communities; 3) develop strategies for achieving legislative goals and priorities, and 4) give small towns a strong voice at the state Capitol.


“I look forward to opening up discussions with towns of all sizes across our state so that the legislature can better understand the challenges and successes municipal leaders in our small towns see and experience every day. There is much we can learn from our small towns, and I am honored to help bring their voices to the Capitol,” said Sen. Witkos.

Senator Witkos represents the 8th Senate District including Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, Granby, Hartland, Harwinton, New Hartford, Norfolk, Simsbury and Torrington