UConn Today: Winchester Town Manager Is UConn MPA Graduate With Youthful Perspective

The town of Winchester is tucked away in the northwest corner of Connecticut in picturesque Litchfield County. With about 11,000 residents calling it home, over 7,000 live in the more commonly known borough of Winsted, with its tree-lined Main Street, restaurants, and antique stores.

Life might seem simple in Winchester, but running a town like this on a day-to-day basis is not. That job falls to recently-hired town manager Joshua Kelly ’19 MPA, who also earned a graduate certificate in public financial management from UConn.

“A town manager is the CEO, and so there are a lot of high-level tasks that I have been assigned to,” says Kelly. “Economic development is one of those areas that full under the town manager’s purview, but on a day-to-day basis, I oversee and manage about a dozen different departments and directors, all of them reporting to me.”

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By Mike Enright
Mike Enright Deputy Spokesperson