The Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) announced this week that Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson has been appointed to their Board of Directors.
COST pointed to Edelson’s service on several boards and commissions in Southbury and his working career, including 23 years with ExxonMobil Corporation, four years at National Laboratories and two years as executive director of the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition.
COST recognized the business Edelson and his wife Christine own and operate, Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed and Breakfast in Southbury. They also applauded Edelson’s education, he is a graduate of Cornell University’s Engineering College and has a Masters from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
“Ed’s managerial experience will be a valuable addition to COST’s Board of Directors in shaping policies affecting the operations of Connecticut’s small towns. In addition, Ed’s expertise in environmental and energy issues will be very helpful in formulating thoughtful positions on these issues at the state Capitol,” said Betsy Gara, COST’s Executive Director in a release issued this week.
“Connecticut’s small towns will face many challenges in the upcoming legislative session as the state grapples with ongoing budget concerns. At the same time, this presents us with opportunities to push for relief from costly state mandates. We look forward to working with First Selectman Edelson to address these issues on behalf of Connecticut’s small towns,” Gara added.