Mayor Tessie Cecil
New Haven is a "Home Rule City" with a population of 855. The city’s form of government is a "Board of Commission", which includes a Mayor & 4 Commissioners.
Tessie arrived in New Haven 41 years ago from Manila, Philippines. She is married to former City Commissioner Don Cecil. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Three years after her arrival, she was hired as City Clerk Treasurer and held this position for over 9 years. Through self study Tessie became an American Citizen. She was a Naturalized American Citizen after she took her first Citizenship test in 1980. In 1989, Mayor George G. Barry retired. At that time Tessie was encouraged to run for the position and won the hearts and trust of New Haven voters. She was re-elected 4 times and was in office for 21 years. Her working relationship with city employees, schools, churches, businesses and the public in general was very positive and healthy. Together they improved services and the environment in the City limits. Working as a TEAM (Try, Enthusiasmm, And, Motivate) they were able to accomplish great things. She sincerely enjoyed her career as Mayor.
As a new commissioner in 2017-2018, she looks forward to a very healthy working relationship with everyone. Please feel free to contact Tessie at 827.0003 with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Ruth Wimsett Faulkner
Ruth has been a resident of the City of New Haven since 1976. She was married to Ed for 20 years before he passed away with ALS. They have 3 children together, Derek, John Michael, and Matthew. She has one grandson named Remington.
Linda has been a resident of the City of New Haven for 53 years. I retired as City Clerk/Treasurer after 27 years in 2015. I am married to Fred Mattingly for 53 years. We have two sons, one who is deceased.
Frances Lois Boley
I was married 52 years and I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. We lived in the country and after my husband died I decided to move to town so I would be close to people and be able to walk and get what I needed if I had to. I hope to be a part of making the town grow and bring more revenue to our community. Come to our meetings to stay informed. It's the 3rd Thursday of the month. We will be celebrating the founding of our town in 2020 with special events. As one of your commissioner's I hope to work for the people and the town in a cohesive manner.
Mike is a native of New Haven. He is the owner/operator of Morris & Clark Garage. He is married to JoAnn and the have one son Darren. Mike is serving his second term on the Board of Commissioners. He is very eager to help his community out any way that he can. Mike is the Commissoner over the Recreation Department. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for Mike, please contact him at 349-3517. _________________________________________________________________________
Joanie is the City Clerk/Treasurer. She is a native of New Haven, but currently resides in New Hope. She is married to Jason Corbin and they have 1 daughter.
Angela is the Asst. City Clerk/Utility Clerk. She is a native of New Haven, but currently resides in New Hope. She is married to Andy Mattingly and they have 4 children.
Scottie started working with the city in March of 2016. He is married to Kristy and they have two boys. He is currently working on his Wastewater and Water certification.
Keith started working with the city in 1999. He is a life long resident of New Hope. He is married to Pat and they have 4 children. Keith is the Wastewater Supt.
Jerry is a part time employee with the City of New Haven. He is married to Shirley and has two sons.
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