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Candice Savin – Board of Education

Candice Savin joined the Board of Education in October, 2016. Since moving to town in 2002, Candice has been an active member of our community, co-chairing the Westport Library’s Booked for the Evening fundraiser, serving on the boards of the Conservative Synagogue and Hadassah, and volunteering with the Kings Highway and Coleytown Middle PTA’s. Candice […]

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Janis Collins – Board of Finance

After 25 years in business management and leadership roles, Janis opted to retire from a highly successful career to devote more time giving to family and community. She has spent the last ten years raising her daughters, who are now both at Staples High School, and providing service on many local boards and committees. Before […]

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Michael Gordon – Board of Education – Chair

Michael Gordon has served on the Board of Education since November, 2011 serving as BOE Chair since December 2014 after previously serving as BOE Secretary.  He has an extensive background in education policy and child advocacy, having served in President Clinton’s administration as a Special Assistant on education policy.  He also has sat on the boards […]

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Jim Ezzes – Zoning Board of Appeals – Chair

Jim Ezzes has served on the ZBA since 1995 including the last 18 years as Chairman. He has worked to bring his knowledge of the regulations and the community—as well as consistency and civility—to the Board. His expertise as a residential building contractor and thorough technical knowledge of all aspects of the building process, both […]

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Mark Mathias - Board of Education

Mark Mathias – Board of Education

A member of the Board since 2003, Mark Mathias is a technology executive with more than 30 years experience. Mark’s business background equips him to better understand the financial and budgetary aspects of education, while his technology expertise provides unique insights into the coming needs of our schools. Mark and his wife, Kim, have two […]

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Elaine Arnow

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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Howard Lathrop

Howard Lathrop – Planning & Zoning

Howard Lathrop has been an architect with the architectural firm of Roche Dinkeloo and Associates in Hamden, Connecticut for 40 years. He moved to Westport 12 years ago and has been involved continuously in community service: first, through the School Building Committee as Vice-Chair of the Bedford School Building Committee and again as Chair of […]

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