“Putting the interesting of Greenwich first is more than just a slogan. It is what we do with and for our citizens and we will continue to do so for the next two years," said First Selectman Peter Tesei after being sworn in as First Selectmen of the Town of Greenwich for the forth time.
On Sunday evening, First Selectman Peter Tesei, Selectman Drew Marzullo and Selectman David Theis were sworn into the Board of Selectmen for another 2 year term.
Selectman Drew Marzullo said, “A little over 4 years ago, voters took a chance on a rather unknown and unfamiliar candidate and granted me the opportunity to serve this great town. With that opportunity comes with and came with a privilege to participate amongst many capable, well-intended people trying to do some good.”
Selectman David Theis said, “We should find was to work across the aisle. What we will find is that our differences are not that great as long as we are willing to communicate.”
First Selectman Peter Tesei said, “On November 5th, we received a mandate to govern. I interpreted these results as an affirmation of the course and manner we have followed these past 6 years. Our objective is clear: retain our beloved Greenwich as a premiere residential community where people choose to want to live, work and raise their family.”
Surrounded by friends, family and former First Selectmen, the Board of Selectmen expressed their thanks and goals for Greenwich.
Selectman Theis said, “In town we continue to navigate a challenging financial climate and I believe we must continue to practice fiscal discipline. I believe we must live within our means. Public safety, the needs of our senior citizens will be important and will not be compromised.”
Selectman Marzullo, “We will continue a relationship that is built on respect and I look forward to important discussions on town finances, borrowing and spending models, capital projects. “ Marzullo jokingly also said, “Peter and Dave’s favorite, Harbor Master issues.”
First Selectman Tesei, “Throughout all our efforts, we must continue to maintain civility and respect for each other, as this is at the foundation of society. President John F. Kennedy said, “So let us begin a new, remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness. Insincerity is always subject to proof.”