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Bernard Deverin – Zoning Board of Appeals

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 […]

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Alan Hodge – Planning and Zoning Commission

I feel privileged to have been given an opportunity to serve the town and residents of Westport in the capacity of a Planning and Zoning Commissioner. The Planning and Zoning Commission works best when it accurately understands the needs and wishes of the widest cross-section of the community it serves and then reflects those needs […]

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Andra Vebell – Planning and Zoning Commission

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 […]

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Sheri Gordon – Board of Finance

Sheri joined the Board of Finance in November 2015. Prior to the BOF, Sheri served 7 years on the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). In professional practice Sheri served as a Clerk for U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, followed by 7 years at Debevoise & Plimpton handling complex corporate and litigation matters, […]

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Elaine Arnow – Board of Assessment Appeals

Elaine Arnow has served on Board of Assessment Appeals since 2005.  A realtor in Westport with twenty-five years experience, Elaine is a CT native and a longtime resident of the town.  She is also a former music teacher in Westport & Weston schools and a former religious school teacher.  Arnow received BS and MA degrees […]

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Board of Assessment Appeals – David Keisman

On August 4, 2014, Westport Town Clerk Patricia Strauss swore in David J. Keisman to fill a Democratic vacancy on the Board of Assessment Appeals (BAA). David replaced Jeff Jacobs, who moved out of Westport and will serve out the term expiring through November 2017. He joins democrat Elaine Arnow on the BAA. David is […]

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Lee Caney – Board of Finance

For nearly two decades, Lee has managed complicated financial and tax matters with skill and responsibility.  Now a partner at an international law firm, Lee brings his deep financial and legal knowledge to the board of finance to maintain our town’s excellent services and protect Westport’s taxpayers.  A native of Fairfield County, Lee has a […]

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Brian Stern – Board of Finance – Chair

Brian has served on the Board of Finance since 2009 serving as Chair since November 2015.  Brian was employed by Xerox Corporation for over 35 years, beginning as a Finance Director and progressing to become President of four divisions. These divisions included Personal Products, Office Products, Xerox Technology Enterprises, and Xerox Supplies. He retired in […]

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