DTC CANDIDATES FOR ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS, 2019

 
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Brian A. Avallone

EMAIL: avallone.consulting@gmail.com
INSTAGRAM:  instagram.com/brianavallone4ct
FACEBOOK:  facebook.com/Avallone4ZBA

  • My profession keeps me in touch with Architects/Engineers/Contractors and Developers on a daily basis, so I understand their language and processes.

  • As the Coordinator of the Fairfield Young Democratic Initiative, it is my goal to make sure that the youth of Fairfield knows that it has a voice and to see that they are heard in the Party and the Town.

  • I have a long family background in Zoning and its processes.

  • I have a decided interest in a diplomatic process that lines up well with both the rules and goals of the town of Fairfield.

Statement:
Making sure the the town and My hopeful committee are operating on an efficient and balanced basis where all issues receive a fair hearing.
It is my hope to influence the adoption and implementation of a technology platform that will allow the board to communicate more efficiently and clearly with potential builders and town staff.

 
 
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Jane Gitlin Nishball

EMAIL: jane@tiptoparchitecture.com
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/JaneGitlinNishballZBA/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Professional:

  • Architect, Jane Gitlin AIA, www.tiptoparchitecture.com

  • 30 years of professional practice

  • published author of two books on architectural design (Taunton Press)

  • Certified in Universal / Accessible Design

Education:

  • MArch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • BFA Massachusetts College of Art

Personal:

  • Incumbent ZBA Alternate

  • Fairfield native married to a Fairfield native

  • two grown children

  • former River Lab volunteer

  • member CT Audubon Society

Statement:
Having grown up in Fairfield, I have observed the long term impact of growth and development, both positive and negative, on the landscape and streetscape in Fairfield. As an incumbent Alternate member of the ZBA, I judge each variance application according to the unique hardship presented by the applicant and the Zoning Regulations. I evaluate its implications to the site, the neighborhood, and our community. Zoning IS Design, and as the first Architect to serve on the ZBA, I bring that sensibility and experience to the process.

 
 
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Ruth Smey

EMAIL: smey@sbcglobal.net

  • 9 terms on RTM in D 5

  • 19 terms as Constable  

  • local Realtor for over 30 yrs in Fairfield

  • Ella T Grosso Women's Leadership Award 2016

  • Eunice Postol Award 2015

  • member of Holy Family Church Finance Committee and served on the Assumption / Holy Family School Advisory Committee

  • member of the Fairfield Board of Realtors for 30 years

Statement:
I love our town and love serving our community . I will support development that conforms with the character of our town.