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Conservation Commission

The Town of Stratford has been designated a "Tree City USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation. Pictured above is Mayor Laura Hoydick and Conservation Superintendent Kelly Kerrigan with members of the Stratford Conservation Commission with the plaque from the Foundation presented to the Town.
L-R; Chairman Gregg Dancho, Karen Rodia, Angela Capinera, Mayor Laura Hoydick, Joe Koripsky, Conservation Superintendent Kelly Kerrigan, Councilor Laura Dancho, Cassandra Bryant.

4-Year Term Appointment

9 Members, 1 of which from Town Council & 3 Alternates Appointed by Mayor - Per C.G.S. §7-131a & Charter §1.2; 1.5


Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the Conservation Commission is to promote the development and conservation of natural resources, including water resources, within Town. The Conservation Commission shall:

  • Conduct research into the utilization or possible utilization of land areas of the Town.
  • Coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for similar purposes.
  • Advertise, prepare and distribute books, charts, plans and pamphlets, as necessary, for its purposes.
  • Keep an index of all open areas, publicly or privately owned, including open marshlands, swamps and other wetlands, for the purpose of obtaining information on the proper use of such areas.
  • From time to time, recommend to the Mayor, Town Council or Planning Commission places and programs for the development and use of such areas, which may include the acquisition of conservation easements.
  • Request the Town Council acquire land in the name of the Town for any of the Conservation Commission’s purposes.

Council Member Liaison   Term Expires
Laura Dancho   December 9, 2023

Regular Members
Karen Rodia 
September 30, 2026
Cassandra Bryant
September 30, 2025
Joe Koripsky
September 30, 2023
Josseph DiMenno   September 30, 2024
Gregg Dancho, Chair   September 30, 2026
Angela Capinera, Vice Chair   September 30, 2025
Greg Gross (Resigned)    September 30, 2023
William McCann (Resigned)    September 30, 2024

Alternate Members - 3-Year Terms
 VACANT    September 30, 2023
 September 30, 2024

AdHoc Members

Town Planner:  Susmitha Attota

Environmental Conservation Superintendent           Kelly Kerrigan  

Agendas and Minutes

Listing files in 'Conservation Commission'



Planting a Shade Tree



law books

Civil Engagement

Application for Mayoral Appointment
Application for Town Council Appointment

Town Council, Council Clerk
Office: (203) 385-4035 Office: (203) 385-4035
Email: [email protected]

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