Wilton Town Government
Wilton is a town of about almost 19,000 people, of which 12,658 are registered voters. As of November 2016, Democrats represent 28 per cent of registered voters, Republicans 34 per cent and Unaffiliated voters 37 per cent. (In the state, Democrats represent about 36 per cent of voters, Republicans 20 per cent, minor parties 10 per cent and Unaffiliated voters 42 per cent.)
Wilton’s form of government is town meeting. The town is administered by a Board of Selectman (BOS) comprising 5 members. The town charter provides for 4-year, staggered terms for Selectmen, who, with the exception of the First Selectman, are term-limited. The First Selectman, now Lynn Vanderslice, a Republican elected in 2015, is its only paid member. The First Selectman serves for 4 years. The WDTC Nominating Committee works to place Democratic and Unaffiliated Wiltonians with democratic concerns on the Board of Selectman and Wiltons Boards and Committees.
The Selectmen meet in Wilton Town Hall, 238 Danbury Road. The schedule of BOS meetings is posted on the town web site, wiltonct.org. The meetings are taped for delayed viewing on Channel 79. Wilton’s budget, adopted each May at the town meeting, is currently $125,488, 107.
The Wilton Economic Development Commission (EDC) has released the first in a series of videos highlighting Wilton as a great town in which to live and do business.
Recognition for Wilton
Niche.com has ranked Wilton the 2nd best place in CT to raise a family, and ranked WHS 6th best high school in Connecticut.
The National Council for Home Safety and Security ranked Wilton the Safest Town in CT.
Wilton High School was ranked the #2 high school in CT and #56 in US by Newsweek, and US News and World Report awarded Wilton High School a gold medal in High School Rankings. WHS achieved the best ACT scores in last 5 years and was ranked #3 in DRG on the SAT.
Middlebrook Middle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2011.
WHS 6th, District 5th on Niche.com “Best Schools in CT” List
Connecticut has the 8th Best School Systems in America
Wilton Receives AAA Bond Rating from Moody’s Again
Wilton Ranks Among Top 10 High Schools In State
Wilton named safest town in Connecticut
Wilton Ranks #2 on 100 Best Places to Raise a Family in CT