The Hartford Directors of Public Works and Finance have stepped down, according to city mayor Pedro Segarra.
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra announced today that he has accepted the resignation of the city’s Director of Public Works and Director of Finance.
Kevin Burnham, former Director of Public Works, has stepped down after 11 years with the city, according to a release from the mayor's office.
Former Director of Finance Julio Molleda began working as Director of Finance in 2011 after holding positions at the Hartford Public Library and city Board of Education, according to the release. Their resignations take effect Oct. 4.
Maribel La Luz, Director of Communications and New Media for the city of Hartford, said the resignations are “part of the Mayor’s on-going strategy to enhance performance, streamline and improve City services.”
Joseph A. Ruffo will take over as Interim Director of Finance and Keith Champman will serve as Interim Director of Public Works, according to the release.
Ruffo formerly served as auditor, accounting instructor and budget reviewer for the Government Finance Officers Association and has also been the Comptroller and Deputy Comptroller for the city of Norwich.
Chapman has been the Newington Town Manager and Special Advisor to the City Manager of New London and Hartford. He has has formerly headed up the Newington and New London Public Works Departments.
Ruffo and Chapman will start on Monday, according to the release.