MRTC Elected Officials
Thomas was born and raised in Montville, Connecticut. Thomas is a 1994 graduate of Montville High School, along with two years at Grasso Technical High School majoring in Auto Mechanics. His educational endeavors include CEU’s from Sacramento University in California. Thomas also has coursework in water and wastewater management, EMT, Firefighter 1&2, Fire Officer, Incident Safety Officer. Thomas currently is a small business owner of T&S Lawn Care and Property Management, LLC. He is a current volunteer firefighter/EMT with 12 years’ experience with four years as an Assistant Chief.
Thomas’ organizational involvement includes: Rotarian Montville Rotary, recipient of the prestigious Paul Harris Award, Member of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), MRC- Medical Reserve Corp, NRA member, Lieutenant Oakdale Fire Department and former member of CABE & CAPPS Educational Committees.
Thomas’ civic duty includes: Second term on the Montville Town Council, one as Chairman, Finance Committee, Farmers Market Committee and Chairman of the Public Works/solid waste Committee, as well as Liaison to the conservation commission. Thomas held or currently holds membership and/or office positions in the following: Montville, Republican Town Committee Chairman, Montville Board of Education, Vice Chairman of Montville Public Safety Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning and Zoning Commission, Montville Economic Development Commission, Justice of the Peace, Chairman of Metrocast Advisory Council, Stone Container Community Action Council and Montville Historical Commission.
Robert Yuchniuk was born and raised in Montville, Connecticut. Robert is married with two children ages 19 and 11. He is a 1985 graduate of Montville High School. He has served the citizens of Connecticut as a Police Officer in Waterford, Connecticut for 28 years. Robert retired from the Police Force in 2016. He continues to serve the community as the Animal Control Officer for Waterford and East Lyme.
He was elected and serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals and was appointed to the Montville Public Safety Commission where he currently serves as the Chairman. He is also a member of the Montville Republican Town Committee. Robert describes himself as a fiscal conservative and believes in lower taxes, more freedom and liberty and less government regulation.
Alfred J. Mandler:
Alfred is married to his wife, Kerry for 41 years. He has 31 year old identical twin sons Joseph and Matthew who own and reside in Montville, Connecticut. Alfred has been involved in fire and ambulance services since 1978. He has operated corporate and family owned businesses since 1978. Alfred is the current President of Seven Oaks Homeowners Association, in Montville, Connecticut. He has owned property and resided, on two separate occasions, in Montville, Connecticut.
Alfred has extensive knowledge in budgetary writing and approval processes in businesses and municipalities. He is also a member of the Montville Republican Town Committee. Alfred’s hobbies and interest include: bowling, golfing, cards and board games. Alfred’s passions include assisting persons in need, who assist them self.
Colleen Rix has been a lifelong resident of Montville. Elected to Board of Education in 2015. She has been a dedicated voice for her constituents. As a Montville business owner and having 2 children in the school systems gives Colleen a unique and sensible approach to decision making.
If reelected to town council she will continue to work for the members of the community, building on the growing positive changes that makes Montville such a great town.
Board of Education
Wills Pike has been a resident of Montville, Connecticut for 27 years. He has two daughters educated in Montville Public Schools. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut. Wills is a United States Navy Veteran retiring after 20 years in the Submarine Service. He spent 15 years at Pratt & Whitney as a Test Engineer and is currently working at Electric Boat as a Principal Test Engineer.
Wills currently sits on the Montville Board of Education and Planning and Zoning Commission. He previously served on the 2017-2019 Town Council as the Vice Chairman, Finance Committee Chairman, Town Administration/Rules and Procedures committee member and council liaison to the Board of Education and Planning and Zoning Commission. Wills served as the Chairman on the Board of Assessment of Appeals. He is the Vice Chairman of the Montville Republican Town Committee. His other civic involvements include: Chairman of the Montville Law Enforcement Feasibility Committee, Public Safety Commissioner, Planning and Zoning Commissioner, Zoning Board of Appeals (Alternate), and Montville High School Music Boosters member. Wills is principled, with a conservative approach to small government, financial responsibility and accountability to the community.
Board of Education
Tina Grove, Ph.D. has been a resident of Montville, Connecticut for 46 years. She has two children and five grandchildren, all of who have or will attend Montville Public Schools. She is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Tina holds a B.S. in Workforce Education, a Masters in the Art of Teaching, and a Ph.D. in Training and Performance Improvement, School of Education. She is a Training and Performance Improvement professional with twenty plus years’ experience in business and academic environments
Dr. Grove previously taught for Goodwin University as a fulltime Assistant Professor for the Business Administration department. Dr. Grove also held adjunct positions for Eastern Connecticut State University, Southern Illinois University, New York University, Quinsigamond Community College, and Three Rivers Community College. Dr. Grove is a former member of the Montville Education Foundation. She is a current member of the Montville Republican Town Committee. Her goal is to serve Montville Public Schools and play a role in providing our students with community pride and educational opportunities.
Board of Education
Florence Turner is proud to call Montville, Connecticut her home for 36 years. She bought her home and raised her children in Montville. Florence has been employed by the Town of Montville for 19 years at the Montville Transfer Station. Florence currently has a child, as well as a grandchild in the Montville Public Schools. She is currently a member of the Montville Republican Town Committee.
Florence believes that educating our children is an enormous responsibility and two-thirds of the town’s budget. Her goal is to do her best for the children of Montville, as well as, our tax payers.
Board of Assessment Appeals
Richard Cenami is married and has two children. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Richard owned and operated a rental service which provided construction tools and equipment and party/tent supplies. Richard is responsible for developing the Emergency Shelter/Red Cross directive in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Richard is a current member of the Montville Republican Town Committee. He also served as Chairman on the Orange, Connecticut Tax Reevaluation Board of Appeals for 14 years.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Vincent Atwater-Young is married with adult children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps with two tours in the Western Pacific and served on the USS Midway and USS Coral Sea. Vincent is a Journeyman Carpenter with 40 plus years in commercial construction.
Vincent is a member of CCDL and the American Legion Post in Montville. He is currently a member of the Montville Republican Town Committee. His hobbies include Marksmanship and workout training for OCR Spartan/Tough Mudder/Bone Frog races.