||John M. Picard, Mayor|
West Haven City Hall, 3rd Floor
West Haven, CT 06516
||Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.|
John M. Picard is the 10th mayor of West Haven. As such, he serves as the executive office for West Haven and works jointly with all city departments. In an effort to better serve the residents of West Haven, the mayor, upon taking office, instituted "The Mayor's Office on the Road" as a way to meet with residents each month in the 10 voting districts. The monthly sessions give the mayor an opportunity to discuss concerns with each resident who visits. On a municipal level, the mayor conducts monthly meetings with department heads and serves as a nonvoting member of the City Council and Board of Education.
As a lifelong resident of West Haven, I am grateful for the privilege of serving as mayor of this great city. I share your vision of making West Haven a better place to live and work. I am convinced, along with the city's Economic Development Task Force, that West Haven has the potential to be one of Connecticut’s premier coastline cities and is committed to continuous improvements to our economic future.
Situated conveniently on Interstate 95, West Haven will attract more visitors and give commuters greater access to places of employment and destinations. From New York to Boston, improved accessibility will attract new growth opportunities.
Our great city relies on its innovative thinkers and the leadership of its elected officials to create strategies for economic development and city planning that are aimed at improving the lives of all its residents for the present and future.
As mayor, I pledge to work with local business and community leaders to establish new growth opportunities that will improve our city and the future of its residents.
With renewed energy and effective leadership, we will focus on economic development that reduces the tax burden on our residents, recruit companies that bring employment for residents that will enable them to support a family, and insist on development that is representative of our shoreline community’s charm and preserves our undeveloped shorefront.
Our future is limited only by the limitation we place upon ourselves. The road ahead will be exciting and challenging, and we will continue to work hard to be successful.
— Mayor John M. Picard