NORWICH – The City of Norwich Common Council held its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday night, which included comments from the mayor on the state of the city and the appointments of a council president, acting mayor, and council committee chairs.
Alderman Ward 1 Matthew Caldwell and Alderman Ward 5 David Zieno were nominated by fellow council members for council president and acting mayor respectively. Both Caldwell and Zieno held the same position last year and were unanimously appointed again Tuesday night.
Mayor Christine Carnrike then appointed council members to the finance/personnel and public works/public safety committees, which meets the first Tuesday of every month at joint committee meetings.
Caldwell was named chairman of the finance/personnel committee, with Zieno and Alderman Ward 4 Linda Kays-Biviano also being appointed to serve on the committee.