As West Hartford’s Town Clerk since 2008, Essie offers the residents of West Hartford top notch, courteous and efficient services. Although Town Clerk is an elected position, the job itself is Administrative, overseeing the activities of Land Records, Vital Records, Licenses and Permits, Absentee Ballots, and other processes vital to town government. As Town Council Clerk, Essie also manage the Town Council meetings and public hearings, and is the official custodian of the Town’s Public Records. The office processes over 25,000 transactions per year and takes in between $1-2 million each year in fees and revenue to the town.
Since first becoming Town Clerk, Essie has focused on making records of West Hartford accessible to the public through on line processes and forms, and worked on creating efficiencies and streamlining office procedures through the most modern and cost effective methods available. Essie has lived in West Hartford for over 30 years and raised her three children here. She has been active in the community through volunteering in the schools and participating on boards and nonprofit organizations.
Essie received her State of Connecticut Town Clerk certification in 2012, earned the International Certification of Municipal Clerk, and in 2017 was named Town Clerk of the Year for the State of Connecticut. She remains actively involved in the Connecticut Town Clerks Association.
“I love West Hartford,” Essie said, “and I am proud to be the Town Clerk for the residents of West Hartford.”