Government Processes

History & Government Structure
Ledyard was incorporated as a town in 1836 and took the name of Colonel William Ledyard, a local revolutionary war hero who was the commander of Colonial forces that defended Fort Griswold in 1781 at the Battle of Groton Heights.

Charter Government
The Town of Ledyard operates under a Charter adopted in 1971, which was most recently revised in 2002. The town operates under a strong Mayor and Town Council form of government with a 9-member Town Council and the Mayor acting as Chief Executive Officer. Both the Mayor and the Town Councilors are elected at large.

Committees & Commissions
The Town of Ledyard has the following standing committees and commissions: