Update: Mayor-elect Harry Rilling will be sworn in at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19, rather than 10 a.m. as originally planned.
NORWALK, Conn. – Former Norwalk Mayor Alex Knopp will lead Mayor-elect Harry Rilling’s transition team, Rilling announced today in a press release.
Knopp will chair the eight-person committee that also features former Mayor William Collins.
“I selected this distinguished group of current and former Norwalk officials to move the transition process along very quickly given the extraordinary short window of time provided in the Norwalk Charter to launch our new administration,” said Rilling in the release. “Many of these residents have been deeply involved in previous mayoral transitions and their municipal government and community experience will enable me to hit the ground running when I assume office on Nov. 19.”
Rilling said he met with Mayor Richard Moccia Tuesday morning.
“I thank Mayor Moccia for meeting with me this morning to discuss the transition, and after that meeting I asked Mr. Knopp to begin my committee’s liason with the Moccia Administration,” said Rilling.
The mayor-elect has begun meeting with newly elected and re-elected Republican and Democratic members of the Common Council.
In addition to Knopp and Collins, members of the Transition Committee are:
• Donna King, former Norwalk Councilwoman
• Edwin Camacho, Esq., attorney
• Corrine Westin, former Norwalk Zoning Commissioner
• Adam Blank, Esq., former Norwalk Zoning Commissioner
• John Igneri, District E councilman, liaison to the Common Council Democratic caucus
• State Sen. Robert Duff, liaison to the CT legislative delegation and the Malloy Administration
The committee will aid Rilling to prepare for the mayoral swearing-in ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and for the first Common Council meeting at 8 p.m. Nov. 19.