"The state of the Town is thriving and primed to continue as a beacon others look to emulate." said First Selectmen Peter Tesei.
Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei address business leaders and community members Wednesday afternoon during the annual State of the Town Luncheon.
Scott Weiner, Chairman of the Board of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce said "This luncheon is really a great opportunity for us to once a year get the business community and the residential community out to hear what the First Selectmen has to say about the state of our Town. It's a great networking event and we support the Town's initiatives and we look to bridge the gap between community and government."
During the luncheon, the First Selectman answered questions from members of the community that were submitted to the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce.
Marcia O'Kane, Executive Director of the Grenwich Chamber of Commerce said "People are concerned about the bullying issue that happened at the High School. They are concerned about the permitting process. They are concerned about harbor management and general overall quality of life in Greenwich."
The First Selectman discussed a variety of topic including the attractiveness of the Town to business owners, the new Community First initiative that will train employees to better handle customer service, and bullying after the recent passing of a Greenwich High School sophomore.
"This is not just something we can foist in the schools. Let's be frank about it. This is everybody's responsibility. I speak to all of you because it is your responsibility, it is my responsibility, it's not just the schools' responsibility. And there is parental responsibility." said First Selectmen Peter Tesei.