Creativity Connects Brookfield: Meet Melissa Stahl, community volunteer, Candlewoof board of directors

Creativity Connects Brookfield 

What fuels a vibrant, connected, and creative community? What makes people feel good about living in Brookfield? 

When locals share the creativity that they uncover in the nooks and crannies of their community it brings about connectivity and makes us all feel good. Believe it or not, you discover creativity every day as you walk, shop, work, and play in Brookfield.  

Creativity connects us.

Meet Brookfield resident Melissa Stahl, community volunteer, Candlewoof board of directors

Tell us about an organization in your town that makes you feel good

Candlewoof, where I serve on the board of directors. New Milford Dog Park aka Candlewoof Park is a not for profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to providing a safe and secure area for dog owners and their dogs to play and socialize. It’s supported exclusively by volunteers, annual memberships and fundraising. Without community support, it would be no more. I am proud of my community for supporting this canine oasis for 10 years. 

We have a 4-year-old Schipperke named Oliver and a rescue cat from AWS named Johnny Cash.  

Where do you go for inspiration and creativity?

Believe it or not, my bed. All of my best ideas for fundraising and social outreach come at night when I am relaxed. I have an inherent love of animals and philanthropic endeavors and appreciate downtime when my creativity is at its peak. 

What do you love about your community?

I love that the Brookfield community supports local nonprofits and fundraising events, including my two passions, the dog park and the Animal Welfare Society (AWS). 

Creativity Connects Brookfield is made possible by LIFEWTR.

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