Posted on July 19, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Themis Klarides recently appointed Ellington Public Schools Director of Finance and Operations Brian Greenleaf as her designee to the Connecticut Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations.
The advisory council was created in 1985 to research, study and make recommendations to solve issues between state and local government. The 24 person council represents members of the public, local officials and the state legislative and executive branches.
“There are many opportunities for collaboration between the different levels of government in Connecticut. However there are barriers, some real and some perceived, that often get in the way,” said Greenleaf. “In Ellington, we work to maintain strong relationships between the schools, town and surrounding communities to find opportunities to break through these barriers where it makes strategic sense. On the Commission, I hope my voice can represent the interests of public education and this mindset: that strong relationships and creative thinking can bring dividends for our respective constituencies.”
“Brian is a well-qualified choice to serve on the advisory council,” said Rep. Davis. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and years of practical experience within our public school system that will help bring Ellington and other small towns’ perspective to this important advisory council.”
Prior to serving as Director of Finance and Operations for Ellington Public Schools, Greenleaf was Project Controls Manager for the Capitol Region Education Council and a Teacher at Waltham, Massachusetts Public Schools. He earned degrees from Hamilton College and UMASS Amherst.
According to the Connecticut General Statutes, the purpose of the advisory council is to, “(1) serve as a forum for consultation between state and local officials; (2) conduct research on intergovernmental issues; (3) encourage and coordinate studies of intergovernmental issues by universities and others; and (4) initiate policy development and make recommendations to all levels of government.”
The council operates within the Office of Policy and Management and produces special reports on intergovernmental relations. More information can be found online at portal.ct.gov/OPM.