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Administration - Larry J. Kendzior, City Manager

The Office of the City Manager is responsible for the administration of the City.  The office coordinates all interdepartmental assignments, intergovernmental relations, conducts special assignments, analyzes municipal issues, and makes recommendations to the City Council.  In addition, the office directly supervises additional specific activities

Community Development - Florence Villano - The functions of this division include the administration of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which provides funds to various city departments and local non-profit agencies to operate programs benefiting low and moderate income persons.  In addition, the Community Development office applies for and manages numerous other State and Federal grant applications and activities.

Economic Development - Juliet Burdelski - Paola Mantilla - This division coordinates economic development activities, including the administration of the following programs.  

  • Meriden Enterprise Zone 
  • Incentives for Private Sector Companies 
  • Economic Development Task Force 
  • Meriden Manufacturing Assistance Agency
  • Information Technology Zone
  • East Main Street Incentive Zone 

Staff support is also provided to the Economic Development Task Force, the Meriden Manufacturing Assistance Agency (MMAA) and the City's Transit Oriented Development activities.

Human Rights - Deborah Moore - Human Rights Advocate.  The Human Rights office is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of Chapter 101 of the City Code entitled the "Equal Opportunity Ordinance."  The Human Rights Advocate will assist in the enforcement of State Statutes (Section 36a-60/64) prohibiting discriminatory employment and public accommodations and housing practices, and other state and Federal laws, and serve as staff liaison to the Human Rights Advisory Board. 

Citizen Inquiries and Constituent Services

Citizen inquiries and request for assistance are received and processed.  Many inquiries are responded to directly by the staff.  Where appropriate, inquiries are forwarded to department managers for response.  All citizen inquiries are processed in a professional and timely manner.