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Two Top Hartford Officials Resign

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Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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Thursday, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra announced that he has accepted the resignation of Kevin Burnham, Director of the Department of Public Works, and Julio Molleda, Director of Finance.

Burnham has worked for the City of Hartford since 2002 and has an annual salary of $120,019.

Molleda worked for the Hartford Library and Board of Education before coming to City Hall in 2011 at an annual salary of $151,918. Their resignation is effective Oct. 4.

Concurrently, Segarra has appointed two long-standing professionals with experience in local government to fill the positions. Joseph A. Ruffo, CPA will take over as Interim Director of Finance. Ruffo, a former Auditor, Accounting Instructor and Budget Reviewer for the Government Finance Officers Association for more than 20 years, has been the Comptroller/Deputy Comptroller for the City of Norwich since 1987. He will continue at the same salary as the previous finance director.

The Mayor has also appointed Keith Chapman, former Town Manager of Newington, Special Advisor to the City Manager of New London and Hartford, as Interim Director of the Department of Public Works. Chapman has overseen the Public Works Department in Newington and New London and has over 20 years of experience in city management. His salary is $140,000.

Both will start on Sept. 16 to begin the transition.

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