Farmington Canal Commission


  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Hamden Government Center
    3rd Floor Conference Room
    2750 Dixwell Avenue
    Hamden, CT 06518

View the 2020 Farmington Canal Commission Meeting Calendar (PDF)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The Commission consists of nine citizens, with no more than six in the same political party. The citizen appointments are recommended by the Mayor, and approved by the Legislative Council. Other members of the Commission shall consist of two members of the Legislative Council, a member of the Development and Conservation Committee, and a member of the Parks and Recreation Committee.

  • Gerry Tobin, Clerk 
  • Mark Anton
  • Johanna Becker
  • Bill Horowitz
  • Jessy Mallory
  • Montrel Morrison
  • David R. Schaefer
  • Yashoda Sharma
  • Robert Workman

The Commission has one vacancy.


This commission is involved in the procurement, completion and oversight of the Farmington Canal project. This includes:

  • Assessing the availability of federal, state and local funds to monitor the procurement of such funds
  • Recommending all financial matters regarding the canal in conjunction with the Mayor and Legislative Council
  • Recommending improvements in the property to accomplish its purpose as linear park
  • Reporting bimonthly to the Mayor and Council on all matters regarding the Farmington Canal project