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Norwalk Mayors Past And Present Meet Up At Unveiling Of Portrait

Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling (right) and former Mayor Richard A. Moccia in front of Moccia's official portrait. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Moccia's portrait hangs on the Mayor's Wall of Honor, next to a portrait of Frank Esposito. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Mayor Rilling and former Mayor Moccia chat after the unveiling. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The Mayors' Wall of Honor in Norwalk City Hall. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

NORWALK, Conn. - Politics were put aside as current Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling met with his predecessor, former Norwalk Mayor Richard A. Moccia, to unveil Moccia's official portrait at Norwalk City Hall.

The portrait of Moccia, a Republican, was placed on the Mayors' Wall of Honor on the second floor of Norwalk City Hall in a ceremony last Wednesday. 

Moccia was first elected in 2005, defeating Mayor Alex Knopp by fewer than 200 votes. Moccia went on to serve four terms until losing to Rilling in 2013.

Rilling, a Democrat, previously served as Norwalk's police chief for 17 years before retiring from that post and running for mayor. 

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