Democratic Board and Commission Members
|Curtis Rand First Selectman|
Born and raised in Salisbury, Curtis has served as First Selectman for five terms. He has helped numerous committees to design and improve our infrastructure, raise private capital, seek and secure grants to ensure that our buildings, roads, and bridges are well maintained into the future—all while achieving the lowest mill rate in the state. His career in natural resource management and education brings an important environmental perspective to our local government. Curtis is committed to protecting the values that make Salisbury a special place to live and raise a family.
|Chris Williams Board of Selectmen|
Chris has been a Salisbury resident for more than 30 years. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he returned to Salisbury to raise his family. He is a 30-year employee of the State of Connecticut in the Department of Transportation, with extensive experience on road projects. Chris has been a Justice of the Peace since 1990, a former member of the Salisbury Fire Commission for 10 years, former Town Grove Staff member, and former Pack 7 Packmaster and Scoutmaster. He is currently serving on the Board of Finance as well as the Board of Assessment Appeals; he also has been appointed to Scenic Roads, as well as Pathways and Sidewalk committees.
|Stacie Weiner Region 1 Board of Education Rep.|
Stacie has been a resident of Salisbury for 40 years. She is Vice President and Financial Advisor for RBC Wealth Management and past president of the Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council. She currently serves on the Investment Advisory Board of the Northwest Community Foundation. Stacie is presently a Commissioner on Salisbury’s Zoning Board of Appeals; committed to ensuring a fair review process for all. As a former school teacher, she is eager to be Salisbury’s representative to the Region 1 Board of Education. “We must ensure that our local schools thrive and that students receive a quality education second to none.”
|Michael Clulow Board of Finance|
Mike has lived in Salisbury since 2008, with his wife Amy Rasner, and their three children—Soren (HVRHS), Charlotte (HVRHS), and Frances (Salisbury Central). He has served on the Board of Finance for the past six years and was recently appointed Chair of the Salisbury Central Building Committee (charged with recent renovations at the school). He has more than 25 years of experience in the finance industry and currently is working as a portfolio manager for EFG Asset Management. Mike has a B.S. in Finance from Miami University and an M.B.A. from NYU. He looks forward to serving another term on the Board.
|Dave Bayersdorfer Board of Education|
Salisbury resident for 40 years, David is a retired social studies teacher from Housatonic Valley Regional High School where he also served as Athletic Director, Interim Principal, and Assistant Principal. He is currently serving on the Salisbury Central Board of Education, a board member (Emeritus) of the Salisbury Association, a Vestry member of St. John's Church and Chairman of the 21st Century Fund. "I want to continue to have education as a top priority in the town of Salisbury and to maintain Salisbury Central's outstanding programs and educational professionals."
|Keith Moon Board of Education|
Living in Lakeville since 1989, Keith instructs both English and History at the Hotchkiss School while teaching Russian literature courses at Noble Horizons for six years. His wife, Bridget, is a math teacher and their two sons, Peter (teaching in Baltimore) & Stephen (sophomore at Harvard), spent their elementary and middle school years at Salisbury Central. “As a career teacher, I’ve always been interested in the town’s education system and am eager to continue giving back to my sons’ school.”
|Barrett Prinz Board of Education|
Barrett and family live in Lakeville and all three children attend Salisbury Central School. He joined the SCS board in fall 2016 to fill a vacancy. He coaches the Salisbury majors/youth baseball team, is the former board chair for the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance, and has been a volunteer for youth sports and NPOs in CT, NY, & MA. He is chief legal officer for an international agricultural social enterprise that partners with smallholder farmers across East Africa to improve crop yields and profit.
|Allen Cockerline Planning & Zoning Commission|
After 28 years in Falls Village (he was chair of Region 1 Board of Education), Allen and wife, Robin, purchased part of Whippoorwill Farm in 2003 and raise grass-fed livestock. Starting as an alternate, he has been a regular member since 2012, helping develop new, and revise former, regulations. He wants to safeguard our valuable resources for the full enjoyment and prosperity of the collective community.
|Martin Whalen Planning & Zoning Commission|
A life-long resident of Salisbury, Marty was Lakeville’s Postmaster for 25 years. He has served on P&Z for 20+ years, where his deep knowledge of the area has proved invaluable. Marty is a member of the SVAS and a former member of the Lakeville Hose Company. “There is always going to be growth and change, which requires a process to try to keep it orderly. Planning & Zoning works to assure that sense of order, while also maintaining the character of our town.”
|Cathy Shyer Planning & Zoning Commission|
A native of New Zealand, Cathy resigned from her position as Managing Director of AC Nielsen (NZ) Ltd, and moved to the United States in 1993. She and her husband, Robert, have owned a home in Salisbury since 1998. Cathy has been actively involved in the Lake Wonoscopomuc Association throughout this time. She joined the Planning and Zoning Commission in 2012.
|Steve Victory Zoning Board of Appeals|
A 29-year resident of Salisbury, Steve has retired from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities in New York state. He has served on the ZBA board since 1993, and is a former board chairman. Steve is a past president of EXTRAS, serving from 1988–1998, served as a volunteer coach for 27 years of softball and soccer for Salisbury Recreation, and as a volunteer instructor for American Red Cross and American Heart Association for more than 25 years. Steve is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the ZBA
|Stacie Weiner Zoning Board of Appeals|
Stacie has been a resident of Salisbury for 40 years. She is Vice President and Financial Advisor for RBC Wealth Management and past president of the Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council. She currently serves on the Investment Advisory Board of the Northwest Community Foundation.
|Eugenie Warner Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate|
Eugenie grew up in Salisbury and lives and works in Lakeville. A former litigator in California, she is in-house counsel and consultant to investment advisers. Currently an alternate on ZBA, she is also a Trustee of the Salisbury Association and a member of the Salisbury Land Trust. “I value the work of the ZBA as we strive to provide fair hearings with unbiased analysis to the process. Zoning is integral to town planning and responsible growth; good process is integral to fair implementation.”
|Charlie Kelley Board of Assessment Appeals|
Charlie has lived in Salisbury for the past 19+ years. He currently serves on the Salisbury/Sharon Resource Recovery Authority and co-chairs its building committee. After “talking trash” for 13 years, he is excited our new transfer station has been issued a building permit so construction can begin. Charlie also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Northeast Resource Recovery Authority (NRRA), a multi-state recycling organization based in Epsom, NH.
|Stacie Weiner Zoning Board of Appeals|
Stacie has been a Salisbury resident since 1998. She is President of the Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council, on the Investment Advisory Board of the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut and a member of the Northwest Chamber of Commerce and Tri-State Chamber of Commerce. She was first elected to the ZBA in 2015 and is currently the board's secretary.
|Michael Alderman Zoning Board of Appeals|
Mickey is a retired M.D. and a long time resident of Salisbury. He was appointed to the replace Roxanne Belter as an alternate in 2018 and was elected as a full member in 2019.
|Karin Gerstel Registrar of Voters|
Karin's roots go way back in Salisbury, her late parents Eric and Lottie started Under Mountain Weavers over forty years ago. She and her husband, Joe Woodard continue practicing the craft and the business. Karin has been the Democratic Registrar since 2016.
|Janet Graaff Board of Finance|
Since settling full time in Lakeville in 2017, Janet has joined the Boards of SOAR and Music Mountain. She is treasurer of both organizations. Janet was appointed to the Board of Finance as Maria Horn’s replacement after Maria won the 64th State House seat in 2018. Janet was elected to fill the two remaining years of Maria’s term. Janet raised her two children in Boulder, Colorado where she was on faculty at the University’s Leeds School of Business, and served on various city and county boards and committees.