Bernard Deverin moved to Westport 15 years ago from the Jersey Shore, as a energy derivatives trader. In 2003, after spending more than 20 years on Wall Street he traded in his 3-piece suit and donned a hard hat as the Founder/President of Westport Builder Group, a building-design firm. As someone who loves the town he lives in and appreciates the beauty, locale, history and heritage of Westport, Bernard wants to utilize his financial knowledge, building expertise and environmental concerns as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. His firm volunteered for the Compo Beach Playground revitalization and aided in the clean-up after Storm Sandy last year.
Bernard is married to Midge Herz Deverin, Membership Service Coordinator at the Westport Y and local Y blogger. Bernard is a member of the Westport Chamber of Commerce and the Westport Freemasons. In his spare time, he plays keyboard and guitar and enjoys the unparalleled music, artistic and theatrical talents of Westport. Now, with two children graduating college next year and two children entering college next year, Bernard will have more time on his hands to serve the ZBA and be more involved in his passion – local politics.