Manchester, Connecticut

Charter Revision Commission

On April 6, 2021, the Manchester Board of Directors adopted a resolution establishing a Charter Revision Commission and appointing its membership. The Town Charter defines the form of government for the town and sets out the roles and responsibilities of most elected and appointed town officials. The Charter also codifies the basic framework for how government is conducted, such as the processes for adopting ordinances, the town budget and the identification and operation of the various departments of the town government. Click here to view the Town Charter.

Periodically, communities update their charters to reflect changes in the way the business of government is conducted, to reassign roles and responsibilities or to clarify certain provisions. This process is called Charter Revision and may result in minor technical and administrative changes as well as substantive changes to the structure of the local government. Manchester has a history of undergoing revisions of its Charter to conform its provisions to changes in the manner in which municipalities conduct their governmental operations. 

Subsequent to appointing the Charter Revision Commission, the Board of Directors adopted a resolution directing certain recommendations to the Commission.  The Commission was not limited to acting just on these recommendations. .

Charter Revision Commission Members:

Dr. Diane Clare-Kearney

Ms. Jacqueline Crespan

Ms. Maria Cruz

Ms. Cheri Eckbreth

Ms. Margaret Hackett

Mr. Josh Howroyd

Mr. Jerald Lentini

Md Masudur Rahman

Mr. Louis Spadaccini

Mr. Mark Tweedie

Ms. Jennifer Fiereck


The Commission will hold its Organizational Meeting on June 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will be held virutually via zoom. Any member of the public who wishes to attend should contact Kimberly Lord: email-

Public Input:

Residents of the Town of Manchester may make suggestions regarding the Town Charter at any future public hearings held by the Commission. Residents can also submit their comments in writing to:

Charter Revision Commission
Attn:  Kimberly Lord

When submitting comments electronically, please include the phrase "Charter Revision 2021" in the subject line.


June 14, 2021

Meeting Minutes:

Charter Revision 2007 - Historical Documents