Jayme Stevenson, First Selectman, Town of Darien elected to the LifeBridge Community Services Board of Directors
LifeBridge Community Services, a community based non-profit, whose mission is to partner with Bridgeport’s youth and families to build resilience and help people reach their full potential in life, proudly announces the selection of Jayme Stevenson, First Selectman of Darien to its Board of Directors.
According to Alan Mathis, President & CEO of LifeBridge, “Jayme is passionate about our mission and believes in the potential of every Bridgeport child to learn, grow, and thrive. She understands that great things can be accomplished when neighbor works collaboratively with neighbor to build a stronger, more viable community. Having worked with Jayme for 12 years, I know her commitment to children and families is not bounded by zip code, race or socioeconomic class.”
“We are excited about Jayme joining the Board of Directors. We are impressed with her willingness to encourage residents of lower Fairfield County to get involved with LifeBridge to enhance social, emotional and academic opportunity for Bridgeport youth and to strengthen the family unit” said Howard Greene, LifeBridge Board Chairperson and Westport resident.
“I am drawn to the work being done at LifeBridge; especially the Urban Scholars Afterschool and Summer Day Camp program to foster youth development. The program sets high standards of excellence - then helps children touch the stars.” said Ms. Stevenson recently.
Ms. Stevenson has served in leadership roles with the Human Services Council, The Depot Youth Center, the Thriving Youth-Connected Community Committee, the School Guidance Advisory Council and the High School Parents Association in the Town of Darien where she has resided for 29 years and where she and John (husband) raised five children. In addition to grass roots community work, Jayme is immediate past Chairman of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments and now serves as Vice Chairman, serves as Chairman of the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency and the Southwestern Region Metropolitan Planning Organization and Second Vice Chair of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities.
Jayme earned a B.S. Degree in Telecommunication & Business Management from Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Communication and worked for Standard & Poor's Corporation as Vice President, Asset-Backed Finance.