Town of West Hartford Departments Get New Names

West Hartford Town Hall. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The new names for several Town of West Hartford departments are more in line with modern industry standards.

West Hartford Town Hall. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

West Hartford Town Hall. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

By Ronni Newton

The West Hartford Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to amend the town’s Code of Ordinances to officially change the names of several departments to be more straightforward and in line with modern industry standards.

The Department of Employee Services – which incorporates human resource functions for both the town as well as West Hartford Public Schools – will now be called the Department of Human Resources.

The Department of Community Services will in the future be known as the Department of Community Development.

The Department of Human Services, which has often been confused with the Department of Human Resources, will become the Department of Social Services.

“We are doing this at no cost,” Town Manager Ron Van Winkle said. Existing stationery and other items with the old department names will be used up before new supplies are ordered, he said.

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