Falls Village’s Todd not seeking reelection
FALLS VILLAGE — First Selectman Henry Todd is not running for a fourth term this November.
In a phone interview Thursday, Feb. 23, Todd said he is stepping down and plans to spend considerable time in France, where his son lives.
The Todds are not leaving town, however. Asked what he thought were his accomplishments in office, Todd said he’s glad that most of the town will have access to fiber optic communications.
He cited a more business-friendly environment under his watch, with “five or six” new businesses in town.
“We’ve livened the town up a little bit.”
He noted that during the COVID-19 pandemic, Falls Village was “the only town in the state that was never in the red,” referring to the state’s color-coded map that assessed the prevalence of cases by municipality.
“I think COVID really took it out of people and their businesses.”
What words of wisdom does he have for the next first selectman?
“Patience,” said Todd. “Patience, and don’t let anything rile you up.”