Darien League of Women Voters May, June events scheduled

Darien League of Women Voters

Darien League of Women Voters

Darien League of Women Voters

Would you like to know more about how Darien government functions?

People often ask about how the RTM (Darien Representative Town Meeting) works or what issues the Board of Education is considering. Perhaps you would like to know how the mill rate is calculated, what planning, and zoning matters are being considered , and more importantly, how town boards work together to promote the quality of life in Darien.

Come learn about how decisions are made from leaders of town boards on issues that are important to you, and your family.

Join the League of Women Voters of Darien on May 20 at 7 p.m., for an online discussion with Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, Board of Finance Chairman Jon Zagrodzky , Board of Education Chairman David Dineen, Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Steve Olvany and RTM Moderator Seth Morton.

Questions from the audience will follow the presentations. The program will be held via Zoom and moderated by League member Jean Sweeney. The program is free, and open to the public. Use the registration link below to register for the webinar:


People who are interested in running for office, should save the date June 2, at 7 p.m. for the League’s annual meeting to be held online, and hosted by the Darien Library. The program is free, and open to the public.

Patricia Russo, executive director of the Campaign School at Yale will be the keynote speaker. Russo is a nationally respected leader focused on achieving political parity in the U.S., and the world. For over 30 years she has held numerous leadership positions in the public, private and not for profit organizations centered on gender equality. Russo has also held leadership positions on federal, state and local political campaigns.

As noted above, presently, Russo serves as executive director of The Campaign School at Yale University, a non-partisan, issue neutral political campaign training program for those interested in running for office, as well as for those interested in campaign management, and embrace the School’s mission of increasing the number of women in political levels of government at the local, state and federal levels. It’s five day campaign intensive training program, based at Yale Law School, is the leading program attracting individuals from the U.S., and internationally. The School recently celebrated its 25th year at Yale Law School in 2019.

For more information about the League of Women Voters of Darien visit https:// lwvdarien.org.