Board of Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen is an elected three-member Board which is the Executive branch of government in Lebanon. The Board of Selectmen is responsible for the administration of the general town government, working under Connecticut General Statutes and local ordinances.

The Town Charter, effective December 1, 2019, expands the Board of Selectmen to five members. A Special Election will be held on August 18, 2020 to elect two members to fill these positions whose terms will expire on November 21, 2023. (This Special Election was originally scheduled for May 19, 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID19 pandemic.)

The current terms of the First Selectman and Selectmen who were elected in November 2019 will expire at the end of the two-year terms for which they were elected prior to the Charter being enacted. Those terms expire November 16, 2021.

In November 2021, a First Selectman and two Selectmen shall be elected to four-year terms. 

Responsibilities include the preparation and administration of the operating and capital budgets for the general town government and the supervision and direction of the operations of the Public Works Department including improvements to all highways, bridges public buildings and property.

The Selectmen manage the day-to-day operations of the town, hire and supervise all town employees, and appoint electors to boards and commissions. The Board brings policy recommendations to Town Meeting for approval. The Selectmen are elected and serve for two-year terms.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Kevin Cwikla First Selectman
Bernard Dennler III Administrative Assistant

Board Members

Name Title
Kevin Cwikla (D) First Selectman (11/16/2021)
Kathleen Smith (D) Selectman (11/16/2021)
Glen Coutu (R) Selectman (11/16/2021)