Democratic Candidates for Zoning Board of Appeals

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DAPHNE DIXON - Alternate

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DAN LANDRY - Two Year Term

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JANE GITLIN NISHBALL - Alternate
Professional:
•   Architect, Jane Gitlin AIA, www.tiptoparchitecture.com
•   30 years of professional practice
•   Published author of two books on architectural design (Taunton Press)
Education:
•   BFA, Massachusetts College of Art
•   MArch,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Personal:
•   Fairfield native married to a Fairfield native
•   Two grown children
•   Former River Lab volunteer
Statement:
    Having grown up in Fairfield, I have observed the longterm impact of growth and development, both positive and negative, on the landscape and streetscape in Fairfield.  As a member of the ZBA, I will judge each variance application according to the regulations, and evaluate its implications to the site, the neighborhood, and our community. 

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SHARON STRELZER - Four Year Term
•   25-year Fairfield resident, married with one teenager who attended Fairfield public schools K-12 and graduated Fairfield Warde High School
•   Justice of the Peace for Fairfield, 2017
•   Active DTC member for 5 years, worked on several election campaigns
•   Run a successful travel consulting business, Travel Made Special, 7 years
•   25+ years experience as a travel industry expert and brand ambassador/public relations for Hyatt, Four Seasons, Cunard, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and more
•   Served as Sir Richard Branson’s publicist and was Director of Industry and Public Affairs for Virgin Atlantic
•   Actively involved in airline legislation and worked with Ministers of Tourism for nine destinations in the Caribbean and Europe
•   Received pinnacle Platinum Award for Hotel Marketing and Public Relations Campaign
•   Executive Board Member at Hadassah and Co-Chair of its local Women In Business group
•   Promotions Chairperson for the Fairfield County Assemblies Executive Board, 3 years
•   PTA member & volunteer - served as elementary school room mother, parent chaperone for field trips, Chaired Art in the Classroom, and supported various school activities
•   Cum Laude graduate of Syracuse University - double major, Marketing and Advertising from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Whitman School of Business, plus a Leadership Certificate from Darden School of Business
Statement:
    I wish to help serve and make Fairfield a better community through my dedication and passionate leadership for this town.