Westport First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker announced today that Town Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, June 20 in recognition of the Juneteenth Holiday. Board of Education Offices will be open.
First Selectwoman Tooker noted, “On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Action, establishing June 19, the date marking the end of slavery in the United States, as a federal holiday. On May 27, 2022, Governor Lamont signed legislation recognizing Juneteenth as a legal state holiday in Connecticut. Although that action will not become effective state-wide until 2023, I believe the recognition and commemoration of this historically significant date in our collective American history is worthy of a holiday for Town of Westport employees starting this year.”
Because June 19 falls on a Sunday, the holiday is recognized on Monday, June 20.