Meet The Mayor

Meet The Mayor

Joseph M. Cavo

Joseph M. Cavo has been calling the great City of Danbury his home for the past 35 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Ridgewood, NJ, Mayor Joe relocated to Danbury in 1985 where he was hired by the City of Danbury for Equipment Maintenance. He became the Apparatus Mechanic for the Danbury Fire Department in 1988.

Mayor Joe spent many cherished years with the Danbury Fire Department. He retired in 2017 as the Superintendent of Apparatus, a position he held with the DFD since 2006. During his time with the DFD he received certification as a Master Level Emergency Technician, and was a member of both the Connecticut and New England Fire Mechanics Associations.

You’ll recognize Mayor Joe from the Danbury City Council. He was elected in 2003, and has been the President of the Council since 2006. Mayor Joe represented the Third Ward for 9 consecutive terms, and had a perfect attendance record for City Council meetings.

Mayor Joe’s proudest accomplishments on City Council include the opening of Danbury’s first dog park, and delivering seventeen years of budgets that balance the needs of education, public safety, and encourage economic growth while being ever mindful of the taxpayers ability to pay for these services.

Mayor Joe has extensive volunteer experience within the Danbury community. He has served in many roles for the Central Christian Church of Danbury, and volunteers with Americares, Habitat for Humanity, and Family & Children’s Aid. He currently serves as the Commodore of the Candlewood Vista Boat Club.

Mayor Joe is happily married to Elizabeth (Liz) who has three children: Corey & wife Charlene, Arthur, and Rebecca.

Staff Contacts

Dean Esposito

Chief of Staff

203-797-4511

Elisa Etcheto

Executive Assistant

Taylor O'Brien

Public Relations Coordinator

Please contact Taylor O’Brien for all media inquiries, or questions regarding the City website.

Marc Dillon
Community Relations & Project Management

Jonathan Barney

Constituent Services