Joshua Steele Kelly

joshuasteelekelly@gmail.com
1-860-501-9576

Political Corner

On this page:   Josh's Values   |   Legislative Proposals   |   In The News   |   Contact Josh

Josh's Values

Regardless of whether it is in elected or appointed office, each public official has a set of values, including a worldview and a moral compass, that they use to navigate their way through the troubled waters of leadership and governance. I am no different, and I have strong conviction in my belief that every government official should be motivated and steered by a strong set of values. On a day-to-day basis in the Town of Bolton, I actively strive to make the town and each of its various departments more transparent, accessible, inclusive, modern, and efficient. In more political roles, I have adopted platforms based around environmental protection, government transparency, the promotion of education, and a just economy.


Please check back here in the near future for more information about my values. I am currently working to write a book about my experiences so far in government, and I believe a wide portion of that book will speak well to the values that I aim to bring to the table every time I have the opportunity to lead in a public forum. Once I have completed more of it, I will post sections of that book here. In the meantime, please see more information about my past legislative initiatives below, and please see more information about my professional work in the Professional Corner.

Legislative Proposals

While on the Waterford, CT Representative Town Meeting from 2017 - 2019, I took the opportunity to be proactive and promote sensible legislation. Below is an explanation of the several initiatives he took on and championed, as well as those presented by his colleagues that he supported. For more information about initiatives Josh has undertaken in his professional roles, please visit the Professional Corner.
Proposal
Introduced by
Committee
RTC
Current Status
Date of Next Action
Fire & EMS Services
T. Condon (D1) & M. Perkins (D1)
Public Protection & Safety
4/2/18
In Committee
August 19, 2019
Review of Volunteer Firefighter Tax Abatement
J. Kelly (D3) & B. Sabilia (D3)
Public Protection & Safety
8/5/19
In Committee
August 19, 2019
Nevins Tenant Cottage
R. Nye (Town Historian)
Education
8/6/18
RTM Approved Assessment
TBA
Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban 
A. Frascarelli (D1)
Public Health, Recreation, & Environment
4/2/18
Reported Out with No Action Taken
Final Action Taken 8/5/19
Salaries of Elected Officials
Unknown
Finance, Wage, & Personnel
4/1/19
PASSED
Final Action Taken
Town Parking Ordinance
Unknown
Public Protection & Safety
6/5/17
PASSED
Final Action Taken
Adoption of Sustainable CT Program
J. Kelly (D3)
Legislation & Administration
2/4/19
PASSED 4/1/19
Final Action Taken
Youth Services Bureau Name Update
 D. Steward (First Selectman)
Legislation & Administration
2/4/2019
PASSED 4/1/19
Final Action Taken
Update of Ch. 2.04 RTM Rules
S. Driscoll (D4)
Legislation & Administration
12/4/17
PASSED 2/4/19
Final Action Taken
Review of Purchasing Ordinance
T. Condon (D1)
Legislation & Administration
8/6/18
PASSED
Final Action Taken
Property Tax Exemption for Gold Star Families
D. Campo (Clerk)
Finance, Wage, & Personnel
4/2/18
PASSED
Final Action Taken
Community Use of Schools Ordinance Review
Unknown
Education
1/18/18
PASSED
Final Action Taken
Neighborhood Assistance Act Inquiry
Unknown
Education
5/10/18
Reported Out with No Action Taken
Final Action Taken
Noise Ordinance Review
J. Kelly (D3)
Public Health, Recreation, & Environment
2/5/18
Reported Out with No Action Taken 
Final Action Taken
Harbor Management Ordinance
Unknown
Legislation & Administration
6/15/17
Reported Out with No Action Taken
Final Action Taken
Status of Paid Firemen
Unknown
Public Protection & Safety
6/6/16
Reported Out with No Action Taken
Final Action Taken
Review of Ch. 2.04 RTM Rules
Unknown
Legislation & Administration
12/3/12
Reported Out with No Action Taken
Final Action Taken

In the News

2021

"On his way up" by Wheaton College, MA, February 2021.

"Bolton Administrator to leave job" by Skyler Frazer, February 2021.

"Winsted selects Kelly for town manager role" by Kathryn Boughton, February 2021.

"Winsted hires new town manager, to start post in April" by Emily M. Olson, February 2021.

"Breaking news: new Winsted Town Manager hired" by Shaw Israel Izikson, February 2021.

"Bolton eyes plans to expand Town hall" by Skyler Frazer, January 2021.

2020

"Alumni Board of Directors welcomes six new members" by Laura Pedulli, Wheaton Magazine, Fall 2020.

"Bolton seeks grant for Heritage Farm work" by Skyler Frazer, November 2020.






"Bolton Finance Board to decide budget" by Skyler Frazer, April 2020.





"Charter revision begins with hearing" by Skyler Frazer, February 2020.


"Bolton looks to build its brand" by Skyler Frazer, January 2020.

2019



"Bolton selects new administrative officer" by Michelle France, August 2019.






"Joshua Kelly Receives the 2019 Al Ilg Award" by the University of Connecticut's Department of Public Policy, April 2019.


2018




"Waterford debating plastic bag ban" by Ben Kail. The Day, April 2018.

"Waterford, Mansfield consider banning plastic shopping bags" by Tina Detelj. WTNH, April 2018.

"Residents debate New London-Waterford Speedbowl noise" by Ben Kail. The Day, February 2018.


2017

"Kelly, Greens making fast inroads" by Nicholas Checker. The Waterford Times, December 2017.


"Waterford Green Party wins a seat in all four RTM districts" by Martha Shanahan and Mary Biekert. The Day, November 2017.

"Greens sought input from Waterford residents" by Joshua Kelly. The Day, November 2017.


"Waterford Green, Democratic Candidates Endorsed by State Teachers' Union" by RJ Scofield. Waterford Patch, October 2017.

"Courageously challenging Waterford's 2-party system" by Ann Schenk. The Day, October 2017.

"Waterford Green Party Nominating Petitions Approved, Pushes Platform" by RJ Scofield. Waterford Patch, September 2017.



"Waterford town parties endorse candidates for 2017 ballot" by Martha Shanahan. The Day, July 2017.

"Become Waterford Green and serve others" by Joshua Kelly. The Day, June 2017.


"Tired of two parties? Try going Green" by Joshua Kelly. The Day, June 2017.

"Decoding party lines". Wheaton College Magazine, March 2017.

Contacting Josh

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Email: joshuasteelekelly@gmail.com


Phone: 1-860-912-7624


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