The Bristol Downtown Development Corp. is getting a new board member to replace one of its original commissioners, Tom Cosgrove, who resigned last month.
Kelly Maher, who works for Chubb Specialty Insurance Co., was tapped by Mayor Ken Cockayne to fill the vacancy. City councilors are expected to approve it tonight.
Maher’s appointment will return the seven-person board to full strength. The city-created nonprofit is charged with overseeing the revitalization of the former mall site on North Main Street.
Maher holds a bachelor’s degree in English and professional business writing from Western Connecticut State University, where she graduated in 2008.
Cosgrove resigned in order to care for his ailing wife. They have moved to Boston.
“It has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life to serve the city,” he wrote in an email to Cockayne announcing his resignation. “We will always love Bristol.”