Derby Blog


Nov 01

The Final Countdown

Posted on November 1, 2023 at 9:38 AM by Kristy Bansemer

It’s the time of year where it’s the countdown to the holidays, but for me it’s also the countdown to the end of my term as Mayor. This year I’ve seen many lasts as Mayor of the great City of Derby. I am gearing up for my ninth and final City Tree Lighting on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. at Madison Avenue Central Park.

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Aug 18

Back to School Safety Tips

Posted on August 18, 2023 at 11:20 AM by Kristy Bansemer

As the new school year kicks off in Derby, the streets will become busier with students walking and biking to school. As a parent and the head of the Community Education Unit at the Derby Police Department, I urge motorists to be mindful of their actions and prioritize safety during this time. Here are some crucial tips to ensure a safe commute for everyone.

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Jul 21

Meet Chief Brandon Russell

Posted on July 21, 2023 at 10:47 AM by Kristy Bansemer

Greetings Derby! I wanted to reintroduce myself now that I will be serving as your new Chief of Police. I have worked for the Derby Police Department for 24 years. Most recently, I served as the Deputy Police Chief for seven years under Chief Robert Lee, who retired July 4.  

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