Ridgefield Democrats Seek Candidates to Fill Planning & Zoning Commission Vacancy

Ridgefield, CT, June 24, 2024 – The Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee is seeking candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission.  The vacancy was created by the untimely passing of Commission member Susan Consentino.  The members of the Democratic Town Committee (DTC) mourn the loss of Ms. Consentino, a dear friend and a valuable contributor to the Planning and Zoning Commission and our Town.

The Ridgefield Town Charter requires an elective board, such as the Planning and Zoning Commission, to fill a vacancy with a person who is a member of the same political party as the party on whose row the previous member was elected.  As Ms. Consentino, a Democrat, was elected as a Democrat, most recently for a term running from November 2023 to November 2027, the Planning and Zoning Commission is required to appoint a registered Democrat to fill the seat until the November 2025 municipal election, at which time a person will be elected by Ridgefield voters to serve the final two years of the term to which Ms. Consentino was elected.The DTC requests that any registered Democrat in Ridgefield, who may be interested in filling this seat, send a statement of interest as well as a resume or biography (or equivalent) to recruitment@ridgefielddems.org, by 5:00pm on July 5, so that a DTC subcommittee may interview potential candidates and the DTC can send an endorsement to the Planning and Zoning Commission in a timely manner for its consideration.  Interested persons are advised that the Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its own official selection process for filling the vacancy and has its own separate application process.  The Planning and Zoning Commission’s process is separate from the DTC’s process.  The DTC’s endorsement is advisory to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

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