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Stratford tax assessor resigns

April 16, 2019 GMT

STRATFORD — Melinda Fonda, the town’s tax assessor, has resigned.

Hearst Connecticut Media received a tip about the resignation Monday night.

Mayor Laura Hoydick’s Chief of Staff, Michael Downes, confirmed in a text message that the mayor “received Melinda Fonda’s resignation early this afternoon.”

“I understand she is pursuing an opportunity elsewhere,” Downes said, without being more specific.

He said Fonda’s resignation wasn’t effective immediately, but did not know offhand how long she will continue working for the town.

Fonda received $130,284.33 in compensation last year from the town.


Hearst Connecticut Media emailed Fonda late Monday night seeking comment and also left a message with the mayor.

Fonda leaves the post in the midst of a revaluation of all the properties in the town, a process municipalities go through per state law every 10 years.

She also served on the executive board of the Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers, according to the group’s website.

This story will be updated.