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WEST HAVEN, June 10, 2020 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi swears in Christopher M. Suggs to the Board of Police Commissioners during a ceremony attended by dozens of colleagues, friends and loved ones Wednesday, June 10, at The John C. Ireland Bandstand on the Green.
Suggs and Rossi were joined by state Rep. Michael A. DiMassa, D-West Haven; City Clerk Patricia C. Horvath; city Treasurer Michael P. Last; Planning and Zoning Commission Chairwoman Kathleen Hendricks; and City Council members Bridgette J. Hoskie, D-1, Elizabeth Johnston, D-3, Robbin Watt Hamilton, D-5, Peter V. Massaro, D-6, Treneé McGee, D-7, Chrystal Fanelli, D-8, Robert Bruneau, D-9, Barry Lee Cohen, R-10, and Gary Donovan, D-at large.
Suggs, a longtime member of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Democratic Town Committee, succeeds Commissioner Peter BonTempo, a former deputy chief of the Police Department who retired in 2000 after a career of nearly 23 years.
A lifelong Westie, Suggs represented the 5th District on the City Council from 2007 to 2011.
(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)