Wallingford native takes position at Cheshire Town Hall

CHESHIRE — There is a new face at Town Hall, one the public will see more of as town offices begin to open back up to the public after a year of offering only limited in-person and online services.

Noelle Shepard is the town’s new management specialist. She will help Assistant Town Manager Arnett Talbot and Town Manager Sean Kimball with their day-to-day work. 

“The opportunity to get to work for the Town of Cheshire is an exciting one for me,” Shepard said. “Having grown up in the neighboring town of Wallingford, it is truly a privilege to get to work with and provide service to a community with which I have personal experience.”

Shepard’s role will be to assist both Kimball and Talbot with a variety of tasks, including research, data collection, and communication. 

“The management specialist position is a new position in the (town manager’s office),” she said. “The position performs high-level administrative and analytical work in coordinating and facilitating the operations of the town manager’s office.”

Prior to accepting the position in Cheshire, Shepard worked in Mansfield as the town’s senior human resources specialist.

She received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science in 2017, and a master’s in public administration in 2019, both from the University of Connecticut. During graduate school at UConn, she interned for a year in the office of Mansfield’s town manager.

“There are a lot of exciting things going on in the Town of Cheshire, so I am very much looking forward to hitting the ground running,” she said. 

Other responsibilities of the management specialist include preparing for upcoming Town Council meetings and assisting the town manager with the budget process. 

Members of the public looking to contact Shepard can call (203) 271-6660.

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