Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Westport’s Representative Town Meeting (RTM) tonight unanimously elected Jeff Wieser of District 4 at its new deputy moderator.
Wieser, who is chairman of the nonpartisan, 36-member legislative body’s finance committee, replaces Velma Heller in his new role. Heller now serves as the RTM’s moderator, replacing Eileen Lavigne Flug who stepped down last month to assume the post of assistant town attorney.
“I’m really pleased to do this,” said Wieser. “I think we do a good job, and we do it well and conscientiously.” He added, “I’m not sure why, but I really like the RTM.”
Wieser, who is the president and CEO of Homes with Hope, was nominated for the deputy moderator’s position by Lou Mall of District 2, a motion that was seconded by Lauren Karpf of District 7.
Mall described Wieser as having “always been a moderating voice of reason on the RTM.” Karpf described Wieser as a man of “character and level headedness.”
Wieser, a Westport resident since 1985, has served on the RTM since 2007 and has chaired its finance committee since 2011. – James Lomuscio
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