First Selectman Fred Camillo To Seek Re-Election
GREENWICH, CT — First Selectman Fred Camillo announced on Thursday that he will seek a second term as Greenwich’s chief elected official. Selectperson Lauren Rabin will also run again alongside Camillo’s name on the ticket. The two partnered up for the 2019 election.
Camillo, a Republican, made the announcement in front of about 50 people on Greenwich Avenue. The location served as a symbol for Camillo’s administration, which has transformed the look and feel of the Avenue in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Camillo spoke about his first term accomplishments, like increased communication with the public through weekly e-blasts and social media especially throughout the pandemic, the expansion of a textile recycling program and food scraps program, and new parking programs to free up spaces in the downtown area. Camillo also mentioned the restructuring of the police and fire departments as highlights, and of course, the transformation of Greenwich Avenue into a more pedestrian friendly destination with outdoor dining.
Camillo also looked towards the future, with a new Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, ice rink, and Greenwich Emergency Medical Services building on King Street.
“We ran two years ago on uniting Greenwich and respecting our historic past, with a bright new vision. That hasn’t changed. Right now we’re in the process of reimagining Greenwich. We did that for a year and a half, and now we’re moving forward,” Camillo said.