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Meet May’s Guest Librarian: Connor Degan


Connor Degan grew up in Hopkinton and attended Hopkinton Public Schools before attending Roger Williams University, graduating with a degree in political science.  Connor has a deep passion for history, government, and public service that he applies to his position as the Clerk of the Town of Hopkinton, where he has served since 2016. 

As Town Clerk, he is responsible for a wide range of duties essential to the functioning of local government, from maintaining historic town records to overseeing elections.  He is known for his approachable demeanor and willingness to help residents navigate local government.  He strives to provide excellent service to residents while upholding the highest standards of integrity and transparency.

Beyond his official duties, Connor is actively involved in community initiatives aimed at fostering civic engagement and enhancing quality of life for his fellow residents.  Whether he is organizing a voter registration drive or teaching local students about town government, Connor is dedicated to making a positive impact on the community he has always called home.

Connor’s Book Recommendations:

The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Apology by Plato

The Hot Zone by Richard Preston

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The Celtic Twilight by William Butler Yeats