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Neil Phillips

Neil Phillips: Board of Education

Appointed to the BOE in 2018 to fill a vacancy, Neil currently serves as co-chair of the Finance and Facilities Committee of the BOE. Neil previously served on the Westport Representative Town Meeting (RTM), having first been elected to the RTM in 2013. During his tenure on the RTM, he chaired the Ordinance and Education […]

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Nancie Dupier

Nancie Dupier: Board of Finance

As a former senior global executive, including CEO, in the financial services industry (JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, HSBC), Nancie Dupier has brought her extensive financial experience in global investment markets, investment banking, emerging markets, private banking and asset management to the Board of Finance . In 2017, Nancie retired from the corporate world of […]

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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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Candice Savin

Candi Savin: Board of Education

Appointed to the Board of Education in October of 2016, Candi Savin hit the ground running. She quickly emerged as a leading voice in support of the protection and advancement of Westport’s excellent educational programs. Candi’s service has been marked by her ready availability and openness to fellow parents, her thoughtful review and questioning of […]

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Rob Simmelkjaer

Rob Simmelkjaer: Second Selectman

Rob Simmelkjaer has served as Senior Vice President of NBC Sports Ventures since September of 2011. NBC Sports Ventures is a division of NBC Sports Group, which forms joint venture partnerships and makes minority investments in a wide variety of sports-related businesses. It is headquartered in Stamford, CT. In addition to his executive position, Simmelkjaer […]

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Brian Stern

Brian Stern: Board of Finance

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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Josh Newman

Josh Newman: Zoning Board of Appeals

Josh Newman is currently a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals after serving as an alternate for most of 2018. In 2013, Josh and his wife, Lisa, purchased land in the Saugatuck Shores neighborhood with the dream of building a home. Due to the small plot of land and existing home, they were quickly […]

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Melissa Kane

Melissa Kane: Selectman

Melissa Kane has distinguished herself as a successful businessperson, public servant, volunteer and advocate for the town of Westport. Melissa is respected for her ability to set a vision and build the support necessary to take action. Her strong communication skills, collaborative approach and leadership capability have resulted in many successful community and civic endeavors. […]

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Michael Cammeyer

Michael Cammeyer: Planning & Zoning Commission

Michael was appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission in March 2017 after serving as an alternate for the previous six months.   While living and working in Westport, Michael spends a great amount of time around town which has opened his eyes to future development opportunities. As a member of the P&Z, he looks forward to being […]

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Greg Rutstein

Greg Rutstein: Planning & Zoning Commission

Greg began his career as an attorney at the New York law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy practicing general corporate law and M&A transactions. After a couple of years he took a position at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, another large New York firm, to focus on private fund transactions and the associated regulatory matters. […]

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