Office of the Mayor

Nora G. Radest

Contact information

Weekly video update: 2/4

Mayor Radest's Office Hours: 

Monday 6-7:30PM

Wednesday 9-11AM

Thursday 9-11AM

Saturday/Sunday at "Meet the Mayor" events (day and location announced the week before)

Sat. 2/20, 10-11:30AM at Marigold's (in the MONDO building)

Sat. 3/5, 1:30-3PM at Batavia Cafe

Sun. 3/20, 10-11:30AM at Boxwood Coffee

Sat. 4/30, 1:30-3PM at the Community Center (100 Morris Ave.)

As Mayor, I pledge to listen, to work hard for you every day, to be a forceful and effective advocate, and to always endeavor to be visible, engaged, open-minded, accountable and ever-focused on the needs, interests and concerns of the entire community.

I promise to be a visible advocate for all of Summit. To me that means everything from cultivating our corporate neighbors so that they continue to provide jobs, revenue, and services to Summit, to calmly sitting with the County to make sure we get our fair share, to making sure Summit delivers for our youth as well as our seniors. It also means taking a strong and visible leadership role when our community faces challenges, even those that are unforeseeable, and pounding the table when needed.

 Mayor Radest swearing in

Background and Community Engagement

Nora Radest has been an active volunteer in Summit for over 25 years. After moving to Summit in 1989 she quickly became involved in PTO activities ultimately serving on the PTA/PTO Legislative Committee. In 1995 Nora was a founding member of Speak Up Summit, an advocacy group for the Summit public schools, and served as its president. 

Nora was a member of the Board of Education from 1997-2002, serving as the president for the 1998/1999 academic year. In that year the Board of Education approved the 23 million dollar renovation and expansion of Summit High School. Nora was a member of the board of trustees of the Summit Educational Foundation from 2004-2012 and served as president from 2008-2011. Along with a group of dedicated volunteers, she spearheaded the establishment of an endowment fund for SEF. This was and still is one of the few public school endowments in the state. Nora currently serves on the boards of The Connection and the PEP Foundation and is a member of the Connecticut College Parents Council.

Nora graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College and received a JD from Fordham Law School. She practiced law in the area of commercial real estate. 

Mayor Radest's State of the City Address 2016 

State of the City Address- January 5, 2016


Past State of the City & Mayoral Addresses

Mayor Ellen Dickson Farewell Address - January 5, 2016

State of the City Address - January 6, 2015

State of the City Address - January 7, 2014

State of the City Address - January 3, 2013