Nick Williams, Selectman

It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve the Town of New Canaan over the past decade.  I’m running for re-election to continue the important and often bold steps that our Board of Selectmen has undertaken to make New Canaan one of the finest towns in America.

This is no electioneering slogan.   Niche.com, the well-respected  data review site, recently ranked New Canaan as the number 1 community in the entire State of Connecticut.    As a 25-year resident of New Canaan who married a “New Canaan girl”, and with all three of my children products of our outstanding New Canaan Public School system, I want to continue to support our Town in any way possible to ensure that that enviable status remains for the long term.

Select Board of Selectmen Accomplishments

Expansion of Saxe Middle School

Renovation of Town Hall

Low Mill Rate

Ensuring Solvency of Town Pension Fund

Green Initiatives such as Changeover of Town Fleet to Electric/Hybrids

Emphasis on Emergency Management

Support for Land Trust

Support for Waveny Conservancy  (a new public-private partnership)

Support for New Canaan Athletic Foundation (a new public-private partnership)

My Goals for New Canaan

Protect our School System

Maintain Sound Budgets

Bring Natural Gas to New Canaan

Expand Cell Phone Coverage

Develop Comprehensive Infrastructure Plan for Town Buildings

My Volunteer Commitment to New Canaan

Selectman, 2011-current

General Counsel, New Canaan High School Scholarship Foundation, 2016-present

Chairman, Board of Education, 2009-2011

Vice Chairman, Board of Education, 2008-2009

Member, Board of Education, 2007-2011

Board of Trustees, Congregational Church of New Canaan, 2005-2007

General Counsel, Congregational Church of New Canaan, 2009-2016

Founding Member, New Canaan Fields Committee, 2010-2011

Coach, New Canaan Soccer Association, 2001-2014

Coach, New Canaan Flag Football League, 2006-2013

Other Volunteer Activities

Chairman, Art Beyond Sight, 2006-present

Secretary, Urban Upbound, 2007-present

Chairman, Columbia Law School Alumni Association, 2001-2003

A Quality Education

Columbia Law School, J.D., 1988, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Brown University, A.B., 1984, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude

An Experienced Professional

Senior Partner, Clifford Chance US LLP

Chairman, Clifford Chance US Hiring Committee

Member, Clifford Chance US Diversity Committee

Named a Leading Lawyer, Chambers USA