Committed to respectful, friendly, efficient service in the clerk's office
The town clerk is essentially the public information liaison officer between the public and local government. They are responsible for maintaining public records and vital statistics, as well as for licensing and certain duties in connection with elections, such as administering absentee ballots.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the technological shortcomings of this administration. When town buildings closed, instead of offices going virtual, many services virtually ground to a halt. Linda Hennessey will make the changes necessary for the Town Clerk’s office to be more accessible in person as well as remotely. Having worked with the public for her entire career, Linda has the experience and enthusiasm to take on this job and help bring Prospect's Town Clerk office into the 21st century. She understands that the limited hours of Town Hall make it very difficult to accomplish simple tasks such as registering your dog. Her experience in the law, medical, and pharmaceutical industries have given her the technological skills needed for a 21st century town clerk. Linda will also take advantage of all the training offered by the State of Connecticut and the Town Clerks’ association.
A long-time Prospect resident who raised her two daughters here, Linda is currently the president of the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary and serves on the Emergency Management Advisory Council and is an alternate for the Board of Assessment Appeals. She has volunteered for various community and school organizations such as St. Anthony’s religious education, the Girl Scouts, and as a parent volunteer for Regional School District #16.