Meet the Ridgefield Democratic Candidates for Inland Wetlands Board

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2 with voting from 6am to 8pm at Yanity Gym, East Ridge Middle School, and Scotts Ridge Middle School.  Absentee ballots will be mailed out around October 5.

Visit Ridgefield Registrar of Voters online here for additional information.

Here at HamletHub in Ridgefield, we have invited both the republicans and democrats to introduce their candidates.

Democratic Candidate for Inland Wetlands Board

Chris Phelps

40-year Ridgefield resident

Beekeeper and passionate conservationist

Retired history educator and coach

Local real estate professional

BA Western Connecticut State University

MA Wesleyan University

David L. Smith

20-year Ridgefield resident

Former Park Ranger and passionate conservationist

Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives

45+ years as a healthcare professional

VP Marketing & Strategic Planning, Garnet Health

BA, Penn State

MSPH, University of Missouri


  •          Ensure transparency of IWB’s review process and consideration/approval process
  •          Understand and apply the latest science


  •          Manage natural water resources responsibly
  •          Preserve and maintain wetlands to minimize disturbance and pollution
  •          Balance wetlands protection and thoughtful economic development


  •          Ensure full statutory protection of Ridgefield’s wetlands and watercourses
  •          Protect aquifers to ensure their long-term health and safety

More detailed biographical information and information on the team’s platform may be found at 2021 Inland Wetlands Board | Ridgefield CT Democrats (ridgefielddems.net)



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