Neil Cohn: Planning & Zoning Commission

Neil Cohn

Neil has spent the past 3 decades driving positive impact through financial markets and investments – and he is passionate about public service. Neil started his career at Glencore trading physical commodities. Experiencing environmental destruction across the developing world inspired Neil to co-found Natsource Asset Management, the first private sector fund focused on carbon removal … Read more

Amy W. Wistreich: Zoning Board of Appeals

Amy Wistreich was appointed to the ZBA as an alternate in June of 2019 and as a full board member and Secretary of the ZBA in May 2020. Amy brings her experience within the architecture and building industries to the ZBA. Amy started her career in the New York office of Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects … Read more

Brian Stern: Board of Finance

Brian Stern

Brian has served on the Board of Finance for 12 years, with the last 6 years as Chairman. He moved to Westport with his wife Barbara in 1977 and raised his family of three boys. He previously worked for Xerox for nearly 40 years.

Josh Newman: Zoning Board of Appeals

Josh Newman

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 … Read more

Michael Cammeyer: Planning & Zoning Commission

Michael Cammeyer

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 an … Read more

Danielle Dobin – Planning & Zoning Commission

Danielle is a current Planning & Zoning Commissioner and chairs the P&Z’s Affordable Housing Subcommittee. Danielle began her career as a staff assistant in the office of US Senator Bob Graham (D-Florida). Following her graduation from Georgetown Law, Danielle joined the Real Estate Group of Skadden, Arps, a New York law firm. She left Skadden … Read more

Candi 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more