Stratford has new assessor, tax collector

May 9, 2019

STRATFORD — Two Town Hall employees have been promoted to new roles as tax collector and tax assessor, Mayor Laura Hoydick announced this week.

Selina Moschello will serve as the Town’s new tax collector and Donna Otlowski will be the new tax assessor.

Prior assessor Melinda Fonda left her post last month and is now serving as assessor in Meriden. The previous collector, Deborah Heim, is now tax collector in Monroe.

Moschello will be paid a salary of $94,361 in the new role, and Otlowski will be paid $95,399.

“I want to congratulate Selina and Donna on their promotions to Collector and Assessor,” Hoydick said in a prepared statement. “Both of them have distinguished themselves as knowledgeable and dedicated town employees who put good service to our residents first. I am looking forward to working with Selina and Donna as we continue exploring new innovations and efficiencies to make the experience of our taxpayers the best it can be.”

Before working in Stratford, Moschello worked in the Ridgefield for 34 years, beginning as a tax clerk. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Connecticut State University and is a Certified Connecticut Municipal Collector. She has served in Stratford’s tax office since last October.

Otlowski has 15 years of assessing experience, as well as an extensive real estate background. She started in Cromwell as deputy assessor in 2005, earning her certification as a Connecticut Certified Municipal Assessor. In 2013 she moved to Hamden as a real estate appraiser, and later became acting assessor from June 2017 to May 2018. She began working in Stratford last June and was an assistant assessor before her promotion.