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Meet Isaiah Miller: Mayor Selects 19-year-old to Important Bristol Commission

Isaiah Miller

At the January City Council meeting, the mayor made several appointments, including appointing seven members to the newly appointed Charter Revision Commission.

New to the Charter Revision Commission this year is 19-year-old Democrat Isaiah Miller, currently an Economics major at Wesleyan University.

Miller has lived in Bristol since about the age of 8, when his family relocated here from another state. Miller was a star athlete at Bristol Central High School, and a leader amongst his peers.

“In 2018, Isaiah was chosen by the Bristol Exchange Club for their prestigious ‘Youth of the Year’ scholarship, due not only to his outstanding academic record, but also for his commitment to community service,” said Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu.

Miller is currently an Economics Major at Wesleyan University and a linebacker for the Wesleyan football team. Zoppo-Sassu says his youth and community involvement will make him a valuable member of the second Charter Revisions Commission of her tenure. “Isaiah is excited to put his passions for public policy and community service to good use as a member of the Charter Revision Commission,” she said.

“I think it is so important to involve young people in the process to hear their perspective,” said Councilor Mary Fortier. “Isaiah is one of those millennials that everyone is talking about,” said Councilman Peter Kelley. “We need them to come back and establish their families and careers in Bristol, and involving them early can only help.”

The first meeting of the Commission will be scheduled over the coming weeks. At that meeting, commission members and the Mayor will discuss priorities for the Commission’s work.

“We always encourage members of the public to attend Charter Revision meetings and participate by sharing their thoughts on ways to improve the way government works in Bristol,” said the Mayor. “Charter Revisions are always voted on by the public for final approval, so the more input we have on crafting perspective changes, the better.”

Returning members of the Commission include 4 Republicans: Attorney Jon Fitzgerald, a veteran of many Charter Revision Commissions, as well as retired Bristol educator Hal Kilby and Jon Mace, who is the Controller at Gaylord.

Three Democrats will also be returning to this year’s Commission; Laurie Scotti, a vice president at Lincoln Financial, retired educator Jack Krampitz and Michelle Roalf, an office manager with McKenna Orthodontics who is active in the school community.

The City’s Charter is available online by going to the Town & City Clerk’s section on the City website, http://www.bristolct.gov.

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