Goldblatt Elected President of ConnPELRA

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Jul 212017

Mitchell R. Goldblatt was recently elected President of the Connecticut Public Employer Labor Relations Association (ConnPELRA) Executive Committee for a two-year term beginning September 1, 2017.

Goldblatt has served the past four years as the ConnPELRA Vice-President and has been a member of the Executive Board since 2011. The former Town of Orange First Selectman and present member of the Orange Board of Selectmen, Goldblatt has worked as the Director of Human Resources for the Town of Guilford for the past nine years. In this position Goldblatt has been responsible for all aspects of personnel administration and labor relations including negotiating labor contracts, updating policies and procedures, administering all employee benefits and pension administration, leading wellness programs, and responsible for safety and risk management.

ConnPELRA is the only organization in Connecticut dedicated to educating and training governmental directors, managers, and supervisors in labor relations issues. The organization exchanges information and data pertaining to all areas of public sector labor relations including collective bargaining, as well as providing guidance and assistance to its entire membership in these areas.

Besides Goldblatt as President, also elected were Enfield Director of Human Resources Steven Bielenda as Vice-President, West Hartford Human Resources Specialist Nelson Petrone as Secretary, and Shipman and Goodwin Attorney Lisa Banatoski Mehta as Treasurer.

Goldblatt holds a BA from Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA) and an MBA from the University of New Haven (West Haven, CT). He also serves as an adjunct professor of Public Administration at the University of New Haven and lives in Orange with his wife Abby, and children Carl and Shayna.