The town welcomed longtime Suffield native, Eric Remington, as the new Director of Finance last month. Eric is an 11th generation Suffield resident. He, like generations before him, has a long commitment to Suffield and has served on numerous boards and commissions including Second Selectman, Chair of the Retirement Commission, Board of Education Budget Committee, Police Commission, Bonding Task Force, Youth Services Commission, 350th Anniversary Committee and three Charter Revision Commissions.
Interestingly, Eric was part of the Charter Revision Commission that proposed the concept of having a Director of Finance. While at the time of inception, he didn’t expect to be serving as director, Eric always knew the importance of the job. A finance director provides financial oversight and continuity of the $62M town budget. Eric’s passion to serve his community coupled with his professional accomplishments as a Certified Public Accountant, plus his years of service as Advisory Vice President for Corbin Advisors, and over 28 years of prior service with Kaman Corporation as Vice President of Government Relations and Communications,make him an excellent addition to the town staff.
As Eric started his first week on the job in his new office at Town Hall, a wonderful childhood memory came to him: “My grandfather worked in this very same building as Town Clerk and Tax Collector for nearly 50 years from 1929-1978.”
At the April 6th Board of Selectman (BoS) meeting the BoS voted unanimously to have Kacy Colston fill the remainder of the Treasurer term, through November 2023. Jack Henrie was elected Treasurer in 2019, but due to ongoing family health issues and the need to be more present in his personal life, Jack resigned in March 2022.
Kacy Colston has been rooted in Suffield since 1989 and is an active community member. She retired from Cigna after 37 years, where she served as a project manager. She is currently treasurer for the Friends of the Farm at Hilltop, is an active volunteer at The Suffield Observer, helping with computer layout every month, and she served as the chair for the Suffield 350th Anniversary committee. When asked why she was interested in serving, Kacy said “Our 350th anniversary celebration left me with a huge appreciation for town employees. I’m happy to be able to work more closely with them and help get things done for our community. I’m also excited to work with Eric again, as he was a member of the 350th Committee.” Kacy’s strong work ethic and management skills will be a great asset to the town.
It is with great pride and exuberance that we welcome both Eric and Kacy to the Finance Department. Their commitment and service to the town is appreciated.