Cinda B. Buchter has been hired as the town's new tax collector, replacing Stanley Gorzelany who retired in March after 19 years of service.

"I look forward to working with the taxpayers, the tax office staff, the administration and all the departments in town hall to help provide the best possible service to the taxpayers and to all residents of Fairfield," Buchter said in a statement.

First Selectman Michael Tetreau said Buchter, who has served as tax collector in Derby for the last eight years, "brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this critical role that will help serve the needs of the tax office and the town."

Prior to serving as Derby's tax collector, Buchter was the assistant tax collector.

She is also a former municipal software development, support and training leader and her prior experience includes tax collector and parks and recreation director for the town of Bethany.

Buchter is a certified Connecticut municipal collection; co-president of the New Haven County Tax Collectors' Association; vice president of the Connecticut Tax Collectors' Association and a former second vice president and education chairman of the Connecticut Tax Collectors' Association's Education Committee.

The current salary budgeted for the tax collector is $103,490.