The Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST) announced that Adam Salina, Mayor of the Town of Berlin, has been appointed to COST’s Board of Directors effective November 8.
Salina was first elected as Mayor of Berlin in 2003. He is currently serving his fifth term. Salina served on the Personnel Committee of Governor Malloy’s Transition Team following the 2010 election. He also serves on the Capitol Workforce Development Board, which is responsible for administering job training programs. In addition to serving as Mayor, Salina is a principal with Kozak & Salina, LLC, a government relations firm active on state and federal issues.
“Adam’s knowledge of the legislative process and experience in advocating on public policy issues will be extremely helpful to COST at the state Capitol. Connecticut’s small towns are facing many challenges this session, including fighting to maintain fair share funding for education, transportation, infrastructure and economic development. Adam’s role on COST’s Board of Directors will help ensure that COST has a strong voice in fighting for Connecticut’s small towns,” said Betsy Gara, COST’s Executive Director.
“We look forward to working with Adam to develop and implement COST’s legislative goals to benefit Connecticut small towns."
COST is an advocacy organization committed to giving small towns a strong voice in the legislative process. Its members are Connecticut towns with populations of less than 30,000. COST champions the major policy needs and concerns of Connecticut’s suburban and rural towns. More information is available at www.ctcost.org