Budget Game

Thursday, May 4 - 6p-7p

Wilton Library - Brubeck Room

Join State Representative Keith Denning, Representative Lucy Dathan and Senator Ceci Maher for our Citizen’s Budget Game at Wilton Library! This is where YOU will be able to play the role of a Connecticut lawmaker and decide where money should be spent and budgeted. You will be split into groups of 5-6 people and handed a tally chart along with 18 cards of historically funded programs.  Discuss among your groups about which programs YOU want to fund and which programs you would discontinue. Tally up the numbers at the end.  Did you balance your budget? See how difficult it is to make decisions like a state lawmaker!
This event is appropriate for adults and older teens in high school with an interest in how government works.
Registration required.  Please register online or call 203-762-6334.  For questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wilton Town Meeting

Tuesday, May 2 - 7:00 pm

Clune Center

As we approach this exercise in grass roots democracy, the Wilton League of Women Voters re-commits to the principle of non-partisanship, and re-emphasizes our confidence that all members of our community can engage in discussion with a spirit of respect and civility.

We applaud our Board of Selectmen for adopting Wilton's Town Civility Proclamation:

thumbnail BOS Proclamation for LWV

and reinforce its principles.

More to come shortly about the Town Meeting.  Be sure to mark your calendars!

Connecticut Council of Small Towns

Webinar:  Civility - Building Better Relationships

April 18, 2:00-3:00 pm

FREE to attend

 

Led by The Institute for Civility in Government, and sponsored by the Connecticut Council of Small Towns (COST), CCM, and the University of Hartford Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service, this interactive ONLINE training session focuses on building better community relationships through increased empathy, greater awareness, and decreased reactivity.

Click here for more information and to register.

The Long Road Toward LGBTQ+ Rights and Equality in the United States

Dr. Kelly Marino, Sacred Heart University

March 26 - 4:00-5:30p

In the 16th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series will focus on the theme of “A Rocky Road: The Struggle for Rights in America.” During this program, Kelly Marino, Lecturer in History at Sacred Heart University, will discuss the history of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States beginning in the mid-20th century. In her presentation, she will consider the transition from the homophile campaign to the gay liberation movement. She will talk about interconnections with other social and political campaigns in the 1960s and 70s, the activism and ideology of the movement, the culture of the Sexual Revolution, and the influence of key events such as Stonewall. Her discussion will help to provide context for current events making headlines today.

Dr. Kelly Marino, PhD, is a Lecturer in the History Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University and Program Director of Women's Studies. She received her Ph.D. in History from Binghamton University (SUNY) and MA in History from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Marino is a Connecticut native. She is passionate about state and local history as well as women’s history and the history of sexuality. Her research focuses on social and political movements, 20th-century American history, and Gilded Age/Progressive Era America. She writes about reform, minority struggles and activism, and is especially interested in issues of age, education, gender, and sexuality. She is currently working on a book project about advances in women’s higher education and the women’s rights movement in 20th-century America.

Reception following the talk. No charge but a $10 suggested donation is always welcomed. Click here to donate. This lecture sponsored by Virginia and Tom Gunther. The moderator is Steve Hudspeth. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually. 

For more information and to register, please click here.

How Wilton Works:  A conversation with Wilton Board and Commission Members

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | 7-8 pm | The Little Theater, Wilton High School

We thank the Wilton Board and Commission members who shared their stories at the event:

Pam Ely - Board of Education

Kim Healy - Board of Selectmen

Prasad Iyer - Economic Development

Bill Lalor - Wilton Library

John Macken - Parks & Recreation

Donna Merrill - Amenities

Bas Nabulsi - Board of Selectmen

Chris Pagliaro - Planning & Zoning

Allison Sanders - Historic District

We also thank Connecticut Secretary of State Stephanie Thomas who provided closing remarks.

You can view a recording of the panel by clicking here.

You can also view Frequently Asked Questions about how to get involved in Wilton's commissions and boards by clicking here.

Finally, please click here for the League's introductory overview from the March 15th event.  

Thank you all for joining!