Greenwich 2021 election: Heather Smeriglio for tax collector


GREENWICH, CT – Election day November 2 is fast approaching and there are a number of key races on the ballot in Greenwich.

Patch has reached out to candidates at the local office to get more information about their campaigns and the issues facing the city.


Republican Heather Smeriglio, 61, is running for Greenwich to Greenwich tax collector.

Occupation: Greenwich Collector

Family:Jean (husband); Jacob, Jack, Jeffrey, Sara and Janine (children)

To live: Elected

Critical differences between me and my opponents:

I have been a Certified Connecticut Municipal Collector since November 2016. I previously worked in the Tax Collector’s Office for four years as an Bookkeeper and have been in my current role as a Tax Collector for two years.

Achievements:

Implement the 90-day deferral program during COVID-19, giving taxpayers extra time to pay. My goal is to help taxpayers and be compassionate, but also to be financially responsible to our city.

Other issues:

Even though this last year has been difficult and our real estate collection rate was 99.6 percent. I am honored to work alongside my staff to ensure that our office is efficient and that we provide top notch customer service to our residents.

What would you want voters to know about you?

I am a third generation Greenwich resident and love my hometown. Previously, I was a banker for 33 years, so I have a solid financial background. I have 5 children who have all gone through the Greenwich school system and I am a proud mom to Marine Corp.


Esther L. Steinbach