Our Priorities

Over the last eight years, we have been an integral part of the leadership team that has worked tirelessly to make Westport one of the best towns in which to live, work, and play.  We have also helped lead Westport through the serious challenges of the global pandemic.  Success doesn’t happen by accident -- it takes real leadership and a clear vision for the future.   We have been on-the-ground serving Westport every day during this time, and we are the only candidates for Board of Selectmen with the deep management experience, the right temperament, and the skills necessary to raise Westport to new heights. 

 

As your next First and Second Selectmen, we will help Westport emerge from the pandemic stronger than before with a renewed emphasis on: the health and safety of our community; support for our students and world-class schools; and investments in our infrastructure, amenities, and town services.  We are committed to supporting and responding to the post-pandemic lifestyle choices of our residents and ensuring that Westport is a place where everyone knows they belong.

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PROVEN LEADERSHIP WITH
A FRESH PERSPECTIVE

  • Achieve results by building relationships, trust, and consensus.
     

  • Professionally manage the town using our deep experience in the private sector and local government.
     

  • Exhibit a temperament that builds mutual respect between the Selectman’s office and our town employees, residents and businesses.
     

  • Respond to the post-pandemic lifestyle choices of residents.

WESTPORT'S WORLD-CLASS SCHOOLS

  • Focus on our kids’ health, well-being, and safety.
     

  • Support necessary funding to ensure Westport remains a world-class school district.
     

  • Coordinate expertise and resources between the town and the schools to focus on facility maintenance.
     

  • Commitment to transparency, accountability, and excellence in our schools.

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WESTPORT'S VIBRANT ECONOMY

  • Preserve strong commercial tax base to support funding for schools, infrastructure and town services.
     

  • Continue fostering strong relationships with local business community to help them thrive.
     

  • Support arts and entertainment institutions to encourage their use by residents and visitors.
     

  • Improve parking lots and walkways in our Downtown area

  • Activate the riverfront.

TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS FOR WESTPORT

  • Create a new Traffic Advisory and Neighborhood Safety Commission.
     

  • Work collaboratively with public safety, public works, and planning and zoning officials to solve traffic issues on town controlled roads.
     

  • Put pressure on state officials to finally address neglected infrastructure and problematic roadways controlled by the State.
     

  • Ensure neighborhoods and school zones are safe for drivers and pedestrians.

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WESTPORT'S BEAUTIFUL PARKS,
BEACHES, AND AMENITIES

  • Enhance Westport’s treasured amenities and bring them to the next level of enjoyment and accessibility.
     

  • Develop and implement strategic long term plan for Longshore Club Park.
     

  • Rehabilitate hiking trails at Baron’s South and provide greater connection to Center for Senior Activities.
     

  • Protect open space and activate our green spaces and parks to promote the health and wellness benefits of the outdoors.

BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF BELONGING

  • Expand the reach of the successful Westport Together alliance to advance programs supporting health and mental-well being of residents.
     

  • Bolster key partnerships with our schools, non-profits, and social services organizations.
     

  • Support robust programming and events at the Center for Senior Activities.
     

  • Create a culture of belonging by leading community conversations and initiatives celebrating each other’s culture and experience.

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LEADERSHIP ON SUSTAINABILITY

  • Establish Westport as the regional leader on sustainability and environmental stewardship.
     

  • Support innovation and new technologies that help Westport achieve our Net Zero by 2050 goal.
     

  • Protect our incredible natural resources including the Long Island Sound and Saugatuck River, beautiful local parks, and recreational spaces for future generations to enjoy.

RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

  • Keep mill rates steady to bolster property values and provide stability for residential and commercial investors.
     

  • Continue to manage taxpayer resources responsibly to ensure proper funding for schools and town services.
     

  • Continue to pay down debt and preserve Westport’s AAA rating.
     

  • Proactively address infrastructure and maintenance issues to prevent expensive and unexpected capital expenditures.

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