Andra Vebell is a native-born Westporter and attended Westport Public Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Her family moved to Westport in 1953 when father Ed Vebell, the well-known commercial illustrator, came here to be part of the flourishing artists’ community. Having grown up in town, Andra has a thorough understanding of the character of Westport and how the landscape has changed. A graduate of Cornell University, Andra currently works as a licensed commercial real estate broker in Stamford. On a daily basis, she deals with issues that affect land use as well as planning and zoning policy and procedures. Andra is married to Larry Hoy and has two sons, Dylan and Colin. She is also a produced playwright.