It’s official: Lynn Pinder will be seated Wednesday, July 11 as the Democratic selectman replacing Dolly Mezzetti. Pinder’s appointment was approved at the July 3 Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting.
“I come here in the best interest of the town. I have no agenda and I have an open mind. I think the only way to make the town run is to be open minded and transparent,” Pinder said.
Pinder currently works at Wilson, Pinder, & Snow as an attorney and has served as chairman of Clinton Water Pollution Control Commission. She has also been involved with the Charter Review Commission, Clinton Chamber of Commerce, and Youth & Family Services Bureau Board.
The Democratic Town Committee recommended Pinder for the position on June 14. Selectmen Thomas Vicino (D) stated that Pinder’s municipal experience would be an advantage to the board.
“You look at a lot of people? they spend a lot of time in the Town Hall on different committees and to bring someone in this late in the game, we need somebody with experience,” Vicino said. “We have a lot of things going on in town and it’s not a good time to start training someone—we need someone that can go right to work, that’s why I feel she’s the best person for the job.”