Stamford Mayor and Top Officials Make Voluntary Salary Reductions

STAMFORD, Conn. —Mayor David Martin announced today the Mayor, all salaried elected officials, all cabinet members, all special assistants, the Police, Fire, and 911 Command Staff, and other non-union members of the City’s Pay Plan will voluntarily take an immediate reduction in current salaries by rolling back salaries to the level set on July 1, 2018. In addition, Pay Plan employees will forgo their planned salary increase that was to take effect this coming fiscal year.

“The economic impact of this virus on our community means every resident in Stamford has been forced to make difficult decisions in this new reality — including myself and my staff,” said Mayor David Martin. “I want to thank every City Pay Plan employee who has willingly volunteered to make this personal financial sacrifice. They are all working overtime during this pandemic to help keep the community safe.”

The Pay Plan salary schedule is determined by the World at Work Annual Salary Budget Survey for Officers/Executives. World at Work is a nonprofit professional association in Human Resources and Compensation. The World at Work annual compensation benchmarking survey is a syndicated survey that includes over 6,000 responses from both private and public organizations. Pay Plan employees do not receive additional pay for overtime, shift differentials, holidays, weekend, or standby supplements.

In total, these salary reductions will result in approximately $200,000 in savings for next year’s budget. Pay Plan employees represent a very small fraction of the total City budget — less than 7/10th of 1% and none of these personnel are among the top 100 highest paid City employees. A list of all Pay Plan employees and their positions is attached.



Martin, David


Ruijter, Lyda

Town and City Clerk

Corelli, Lucy

Registrar Of Voters

Malloy, Ron

Registrar Of Voters

Rosenson, Valerie

Legislative Officer -- Board of Representatives

Dennies, Sandra

Director of Administration

Fountain, Jay

Director of Office of Policy & Management

Emmett, Kathryn

Director of Legal Affairs & Corporation Counsel

Cooper, Vikki

Deputy Director of Legal Affairs

Madden, Thomas

Director of Economic Development

Stein, Robert

Economic Development

Cava, Alfred

Director of Human Resources

Sestito, Angelo

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Gonzalez, Ana

Labor Relations Specialist, Human Resources

Pollard, Michael

Mayor - Chief of Staff

Burwick, Laura

Mayor's Office

Giglio, Julie

Mayor's Office

Carpanzano, Josephine

Mayor's Office - Citizen Services

Augustyn, Arthur

Mayor's Office - Communications

Gray, Taylor

Mayor's Office - Communications

Grafstein, Cindy

Mayor's Office - SAMG

McGrath, Mark

Director of Operations

Williams, Jennifer

Director of Parks, Recreation, & Facilities

Travers, James

Director of Traffic & Parking

Jankowski, Ted

Director of Public Safety, Health, & Welfare

Calder, Jennifer

Director of Health

Roach, Trevor

Fire Chief

Robles, Miguel

Assistant Fire Chief

Morris, Robert

Assistant Fire Chief - Volunteers

Shaw, Timothy

Police Chief

Wuennemann, Thomas

Assistant Police Chief

Gaudett, Joseph

Director Emergency Communications