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Appointment of Tom Modzelewski as Director of Public Works

Appointment of Tom Modzelewski as Director of Public Works

Tom is a highly experienced professional who joined the Public Works team as Foreman in 2018. He was promoted to Superintendent of Operations in 2022, and has been the Acting Director of the Department since May of this year.

The Town of Ellington is extremely fortunate to have Tom leading such an integral part of its day-to-day operations; he was recently recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Public Works by the New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association.

“I’m excited to see the direction that Tom is going to take the Department moving forward,” First Selectman Lori Spielman said. “In his time here and within his various roles, he has shown incredible growth in a short period of time, and he has proven himself to be a reliable, hard-working member of the team.”

“I am very fortunate to work with an amazing team of people," Tom added, "and I'm excited to see what we can accomplish together!”

Please join us in congratulating Tom in his new role as our Public Works Director. He may be contacted at (860) 870-3140 or via email at

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