The Treasurer is elected for a two-year term and exercises the powers and duties conferred by state statutes and the Town Ordinances. View details regarding the state statutes by viewing the Connecticut General Assembly statutes website. The Treasurer works very closely with the First Selectman and auditors in all matters involving the Town’s finances.

The Treasurer is responsible for the accurate and timely recording and reporting of all financial transactions of the Town. Other responsibilities of the Treasurer include:

  • Balances with Selectmen’s budget and Board of Education budget on a monthly basis
  • Coordinates the Annual Audit and works directly with the Auditors
  • Deposits most town funds
  • Maintains and reconcile bank accounts
  • Maintains cash flow
  • Maintains custody of all payment and performance bonds for projects within the Town
  • Maintains Town Financial Records
  • Provides reports of budget vs. actual and income versus expenses
  • Pays approved expenditures from PRA grants

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We are pleased to announce Erin Gizio as our new Treasurer/Accountant. She will be appointed at our BOS meeting on November 3rd with an effective date of November 16th upon Sue Nylen’s retirement. We thank Sue for all she has done for us and our community!

Erin Gizio was raised in Preston, CT and currently resides in Pawcatuck, CT with her family.  With over 10 years of experience as a Vice President Bank Manager at People’s United Bank, she excels in business management and client development.  She provides high quality personal service, offers tailored financial solutions, manages sales projections, and collaborates with development teams. Erin organizes and facilitates meetings with local municipalities, businesses and schools ensuring all needs are met and serves as the municipal liaison for the City of Norwich. She has 5 years of investment experience which requires additional knowledge and implementation of regulations, audit and internal controls. Additionally, her diverse background includes marketing, office management and coordination with 9 Marriott Hotels. She handled payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and sales summaries. Erin was a Realtor for 5 years with William Raveis Real Estate as well.

She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Management Science and Information Systems.  She also has her Life Insurance License and her Series 6 and 63 Securities Licenses. Recently, she graduated from the Eastern Ct Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program in 2020.

 Erin is actively involved in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Norwich Rotary Club. She also volunteers with the Terri Brouder Breast Cancer Foundation where she founded the 5k in 2019.

 Please welcome Erin to Preston!

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