Meet the Board
Tom Banisch, First Selectman
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Liaison to the Following Boards / Committees / Commissions: Board of Finance, Beach & Recreation Commission, Madison Center Project Committee, Council of Governments (COG), Connecticut Council of Municipalities (CCM), Economic Development Commission, Investment Committee.
Al Goldberg has resided in Madison since 1975. He received a B.A. in psychology from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. in finance and the management of non-profit institutions from the University of Chicago. He is currently the Executive Director of a charitable foundation and served as the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the Connecticut Hospital Association for more than 30 years. In the community, Goldberg served as a Board Officer of the Madison Visiting Nurse Association for 15 years and has been a Board Officer of the Madison Lakes Association for more than 20 years. He recently served as the President of Temple Beth Tikvah. He was a member of the Board of Finance for two years, and was elected to serve a term as Madison's First Selectmen His two children attended Madison Public Schools and he served as a coach on numerous Madison youth sports teams.
Liaison to the Following Boards / Committees / Commissions: Police Commission, Historic Commission, Firemen's Benefit Committee, Employee Retirement Board, Police Retirement Board, Madison Town Energy & Efficiency Committee, Blight Enforcement/Appeals Committees, Salt Meadow Park Oversight Committee, Check Checker
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Robert Hale has been a resident of Madison for over 50 years. He is an experienced educator having retired from the Connecticut State Department of Education in 1992 where he served as Assistant Division Director for Curriculum and Staff Development. He has served on many civic committees in Madison, is active in the Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board of Directors of the Madison Interfaith Residential Community, the operators of Concord Meadows, our elderly housing complex. He has served on the Madison Board of Education for many years and as chairman for the last 10 years he was on the Board. He has recently served as Secretary of the Madison Senior Services Commission. Now a member of the Board of Selectmen, his is continuing his service to the community. The Madison Chamber of Commerce, Madison Lions Club, and Madison Jaycees have recognized him for his leadership and community service. He is married to Pauline Schweizer Hale and has 3 grown children, Robert, Kathleen, and David.
Liaison to the Following Boards / Committees / Commissions: Acting First Selectman, Board of Education, Economic Development Commission
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Joan Walker has lived in Madison for fifteen years with her husband Joe and children, Christopher and Melissa. Twenty years ago she co-founded UNAPEN, Inc., a company that provides technology solutions to the Financial Services Industry. Currently she serves as the Treasurer. Prior to starting UNAPEN, Joan worked in management positions at Bank of Boston, Colonial Mutual Funds, American Express and consulted to Dreyfus Mutual Funds. As part of her life in Madison, Joan has actively volunteered in many Madison school events as well as serving as Chairman of Jeffrey Book Fair for eight years. She has served on the Madison Youth and Family Services Board, the Friends of Madison Youth Board and was a commissioner on the Madison Economic Development Commission. Joan earned her BA in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.
Liaison to the Following Boards / Committees / Commissions: Shellfish Commission, Youth & Family Services Board, Friends of Madison Youth (FOMY), Fields Advisory Commission, Scranton Memorial Library Board, Capital Improvement Program Committee, Madison Alcohol/Drug Ed. (MADE), Check Checker
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Liaison to the Following Boards / Committees / Commissions: Senior Services Commission, Water Pollution Control Authority, Inland/Wetlands Commission, Planning & Zoning Commission, Capital Improvement Program Committee
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