At its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, the Board of Selectmen decided to change the name of its Board, effective immediately, to the “Board of Selectpeople” and to continue to refer to its individual members as either “Selectman” or “Selectwoman.” The change was approved unanimously by First Selectman David Lahm, Selectman John Kiker and Selectwoman Kristina White.
The new board name and selectperson titles will be reflected in as many Town communications as possible moving forward, including agendas, minutes, calendar listings, annual reports, newsletters, website pages and social media posts. Some Town publications may not reflect the changes, however, until their next scheduled update.
The change will not affect any Town communications governed by the State. For example, the November election ballot for Lyme will continue to show the titles of “First Selectman” and “Selectman.”