BOARD OF FINANCE:
SHERI GORDON, JOHN HARTWELL, MICHAEL REA, CLARISSA MOORE
Sheri Gordon on how she wants to improve Westport: "I think Westport is a fantastic place with extraordinary schools and an incredible learning environment for our children, beautiful beaches, an outstanding golf course, skating rink and tennis courts at Longshore, and an unmatched outdoor entertainment pavilion. I think we need to continue to keep our schools ranked among the best while also creating a strong community environment that provides resources for all Westporters, young and old."
John Hartwell's favorite part of the campaign: "My favorite part of the campaign is the time actually talking to voters one-on-one—at the train station, outside the library, at the dump or on election day. You learn so much just listening to their stories and hearing what's important the them. Any improvements we want to do, like adding bathrooms to South Beach at Compo, comes directly from voters (as it should)."
PLANNING AND ZONING
CHIP STEPHENS, CATHY WALSH, JACK WHITTLE, PAUL LEBOWITZ
Chip Stephens on the importance of this election and the committee: “I’m really proud…. even though we covered a bunch of topics… everything from open space to affordable housing, senior housing, all kinds of things, but we’ve got to continue to work on all these things; there’s needs in town and a lot of it goes right through us [the planning and zoning committee].”
Cathy Walsh's favorite part of the campaign: "I met with a lot of small groups of people of all age groups, which was just very interesting. Everybody has a different take on everything. When you're in this position, you assume everybody knows what you know all the time, and it's never that way. Everybody has a different set of interests and a different understanding of the issues."