I’m honored to have served these past five years as your mayor. Though we’ve successfully implemented measures to control spending, balance our budget, enhance public education and protect critical services, there’s much more work to be done.  – Ben Blake

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs Mayor, Ben has enacted a series of cost cutting initiatives and streamlined City operations to make Milford government more effective and efficient.  He has implemented comprehensive conservation improvements within City buildings and infrastructure that have yielded significant energy savings for taxpayers.  Most notably, Ben has led Milford through Storm Sandy and Blizzard Nemo, and has received widespread praise and appreciation for his management during two of the worst natural disasters in the City’s history.

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In The News

Mayor Ben Blake Travels to Hartford to Fight Major Reductions in State Funds For Milford

Mayor Ben Blake Travels to Hartford to Fight Major Reductions in State Funds For Milford

By Jamie Wilkins (Milford Patch) - March 5, 2017 As you're aware if Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget proposal is enacted by the Legislature Milford taxpayers could lose $11 million in state aid, which is the second most amount in the state. Milforead more
Mayor Blake Asks State Lawmakers to Fix Affordable Housing Statute

Mayor Blake Asks State Lawmakers to Fix Affordable Housing Statute

By Brian McCready (Milford Patch) - February 17, 2017 Milford Mayor Ben Blake provided testimony for today’s hearing in Hartford in support of the amendments to Section 8-30g, which is also knows as the state's affordable housing statute, of the Cread more