Leaders to Watch: Tom Farrelly – Town of Southbury

Tom Farrelly – Town of Southbury

Tom Farrelly started with the Town of Southbury Outside Properties (Parks) in 2014, was then promoted into Highways, and was most recently promoted to Road Foreman—a very tough and demanding job in which Tom is well suited for the challenge. He has a wealth of knowledge from his work in the private sector providing customer excellence in maintaining grounds and specializing in turf management.

Serving Southbury is close to Tom’s heart. He is a graduate of North Salem High School and Rutgers Center for Turfgrass Management. As the Road Foreman, Tom is in charge of the following departments for the Town of Southbury: Highway Department, Outside Properties (Parks), Tree Department, Vehicle Maintenance and the Transfer Station. He takes pride in developing positive rapport with all and in being an expert at organizational, fiscal and time management.

Tom has garnered many accolades for his participation with the UConn Training & Technical Assistance (T2) Center. He is a graduate of the following T2 Center programs: Public Works Academy, Road Master, Road Scholar, and the Traffic Signal Technician Level 1. Tom remains very active with the Center, providing positive feedback, support and continuing his certificate classes.

Mr. Farrelly has been instrumental in Southbury in taking charge of the Chip Seal Program, Mill and Pave Program, organizing the work crews with daily and long-term project assignments, working with GovDeals for auctions, and a myriad of different challenging projects. Tom is a true road warrior in developing positive solutions for the public at large and improving the life cycle of the Town’s infrastructure.

Not only is Tom a dedicated leader, he is a proud dad and family man. Tom has a wife, a son and a daughter. The Farrelly family enjoys camping, kayaking (most outdoor activities) and spending time at the beach.

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The Training & Technical Assistance Center at UCONN provides education and technical assistance to members of Connecticut's Transportation and Public Safety Community, including municipal public works directors, street and road maintenance superintendents and staff, city and town engineers, Connecticut Department of Transportation employees, transportation planners and law enforcement professionals serving as legal traffic authorities. We are Connecticut's LTAP Center
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