A Day in the Life of Mayor David Martin

Q&A with Mayor David Martin



Mayor David Martin

What time did you wake up?
6:30 a.m.

Any coffee?
No. Normally I’ll just have a little OJ, and if I have time, I exercise, then head to the office. Today I got to the office at 8:30 and prepared for a managers meeting.

Any breakfast?
Normally I have a cup of oatmeal, the instant maple-flavored kind, with some dried cranberries, and some tea.

What kind of tea?
Earl Grey [or] English Breakfast. I just need a little caffeine.

Read anything before work?
I checked the weather, [watched] Channel 12 and the morning news shows. I also checked e-mails and messages for what transpired the night before.

How many phone calls in the day?
The staff fields most of my calls. Most of my day is scheduled for me.

How many hands did you shake?
A thousand?

Did you greet a lot of people?
I come in and take the elevator like other employees, so I’m greeting people in the garage, or on the elevator to the mayor’s floor.

What about lunch?
It was at the Stamford Board of Realtors [event]; I grabbed a quick bite. I was the featured speaker so I talked for maybe forty-five minutes, and had fifteen more minutes of questions.

Was it a prepared speech?
I rarely read a speech. This time I had a few things to highlight I thought were relevant to the Stamford Realtors.

How many papers did you sign?
I don’t know how many but what happens almost every day is I go through a host of contracts or resolutions or proclamations [with] my executive aide. She gives me a brief and I sign. If I want more information, we circle back.

What did you read during the day?
I scanned e-mails.

What device do you use?
A computer or my Android.

What was your greatest accomplishment of the day?
I can’t get into the details of this but I addressed a couple of issues that had to be resolved at the WPCA [Water Pollution Control Authority]. In our managers meeting we had an opportunity to talk about some of the new directions we are taking, and [matters related to] the budget. We [also] had the East Side Partnership in to talk about a number of projects on the East Side.

What time did you get home?
Usually I’m able to get home around 9 p.m. It depends on meetings of the Board of Reps, Board of Finance, Board of Ed. Typically it’s twelve hours a day but it can go later. Not a lot of time for myself.

Stamford Agenda

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    LOFT ARTISTS ASSOCIATION WELCOMES the PUBLIC to its 36th ANNUAL Open Studios EVENT Friday October 24 - 6 to 9 PM Saturday October 25 -...

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    Visit our farmers’ market with vendors offering the freshest fruits, vegetables, flowers, baked goods and more! Straight from the farm and...

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    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • The Way We Worked

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    September 20 through November 4, 9am – 5pm The Way We Worked is a fun and nostalgic look back at the history of working people in...

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    2014.09.17

    Are you ready to spend Football Sunday and Mondays with us at the Whale? Join us for $4 Bud Light Drafts, $8 Signature Bloody Mary’s and...

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    Calling all College Football fans! Watch your favorite college football team score a touchdown at Sign of the Whale. Drink specials include $4...

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    September 1 – December 31, After 5pm For a truly unique and memorable venue, host your event or meeting on the picturesque 118-acre...

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    2014.10.25

    Saturday, October 25 – Sunday, November 2 Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 25 through Sunday, November 2 for the 13th season of the...

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    2014.10.26

    Barnstar Productions and the Wilton Historical Society will present the Wilton Antiques Market. More than 80 exhibitors are expected to...

  • Trick or Treat on Heckscher Farm

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    Don your Halloween costume and head up to Heckscher Farm to trick or treat with your favorite farm friends! Make your first stop at the otter pond...

  • Ick Fest @ Overbrook

    2014.10.26

    Celebrate all things creepy and crawly at our annual "Ick Fest @ Overbrook." After Trick-or-Treating on the Farm, visit the Overbrook...

  • Restaurant: Family Night | Stamford, CT

    2014.06.05

    Every Sunday evening from 5:30PM - 8:30PM Bring the kids to enjoy our Magician, special kids menu, fun for the entire family!

  • Monday Morning Open House

    2014.06.02

    An advanced workspace, COMRADITY is a GOOGLE-style shared workspace with blistering fast Fiber Optic internet in furnished private and open...

  • JCC Sara Walker Nursery School Registration

    2014.08.11

    Registration for the 2014/15 school Our Nursery School programs are designed to help children learn in an interactive and playful way while...

  • FAll 2014 Semester beginning - Ballet School of Stamford

    2014.09.15

    Our Fall semester begins on September 15th in our beautiful studios at Old Town Hall in Stamford. We offer classes for children age 3 to 18. Our...

  • #raisingtodayskids-An Evening With Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed.D

    2014.10.28

    For Parents and Educators of Children Birth – 10 Years. Steiner-Adair will discuss the many ways our families have been transformed by the...

  • BU8: DJ Trivia | Stamford, CT

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    Come test your Wit and skills with TRIVIA. The top 3 teams claim prizes. Great specials and a great time for those who...

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    Thursdays, Sept. 4, Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, 1 – 2 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new people or...


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