New Chief Building Official Appointed In Fairfield

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Fairfield Town Clerk Betsy Browne swears in Thomas Conley while First Selectman Mike Tetreau looks on. Photo Credit: Courtesy Town of Fairfield

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Fairfield welcomed a new chief building official early this year after James Gilleran retired from 27 years of service to the town.

Tom Conley took over the position on Thursday, Jan. 2, replacing Gilleran, First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced.

“Tom brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this key role which will help the Building Department continue to provide quality service to our community," Tetreau said. "I also want to thank Jim Gilleran for all of his dedicated years of service to our Town and wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Conley, a 59-year Fairfield resident, is a state of Connecticut licensed electrical inspector and a state of Connecticut licensed building official.

This is not the first position Conley has held in town. He has been building inspector since 1997 and is a former member of the Sullivan-McKinney Elder Housing’s executive board. He has also previously served on the Town’s Representative Town Meeting in Districts 3 and 10.

“The Town of Fairfield’s Building Department is continuing the tradition of safeguarding the public health, safety and general welfare through education and code enforcement," Conley said. 

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