What They're Saying


For more than 30 years, leaders in the public and private sectors at the national, state and local levels have praised Barton Russell & Associates.


President Ronald Reagan called Barton Russell “the voice of small town America.”



Here are a few more comments about Barton Russell’s experience and skills:

"Bart, you have been a wonderful advocate for small towns and are responsible for building the thriving organization that is the National Association of Towns and Townships."
      Jennifer Imo, Federal Director, NATaT

"Barton Russell is simply by far one of the best experts on municipal matters…”
      Susan Bransfield, First Selectwoman, Town of Portland, CT and Past President, Council of Small Towns.

"Barton Russell is an exceptional leader and visionary. His extensive professional career is marked with success and accomplishments that are heralded by many. Bart is the Chairman of the Board of Community Health Charities of New England, where his leadership skills have been a valuable asset to the organization. I highly recommend Bart as one who will advance your mission and purpose both in the public and private sectors.”
      Gary Kozak, President & CEO, Community Health Charities of New England


“Barton Russell has a remarkable ability at connecting people and organizations to create synergies and opportunities. He would be a wonderful asset for any organization, and I have the highest respect for him and his abilities.”
      Michael Freda, First Selectman, Town of North Haven, CT

“Barton Russell has distinguished himself in his work with municipalities over many years. He has continually energized and motivated his constituents. He is an extraordinarily adept communicator with a strong sense of the critical issues facing our communities.”
      Chris Martin, Senior Vice President/Manager, Webster Bank


“Barton Russell possesses both a wealth of knowledge regarding the issues faced by municipal leaders and the ability to communicate those issues to legislators. He is highly respected and well liked by colleagues and other associates. I highly recommend that Bart Russell’s services be retained by any individual or organization seeking results.”
      Linda Roberts, Executive Director, Connecticut Siting Council

“Barton Russell has guided the political, financial and well being of Connecticut's small towns in both good and difficult times and, in doing so, has earned a national reputation. He is considered a leader in town and municipal governance and has provided a facilitation role in coordinating activities of this large organization.”
      Thomas Armstrong Esq., Stockholder, Reid and Riege, P.C.


“(Barton Russell is) always well-informed and well-spoken, and a pleasure to work with…He’s an honorable man in this business, and that’s not small praise!"
      Don Stacom, Veteran Reporter, The Hartford Courant

“Your impact on towns in Connecticut and across the Country cannot be underestimated…You have been such a prominent advocate for municipalities that President Ronald Reagan once praised you as ‘the voice of small town America”.
      U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney