Jeffrey Dunkerton Appointed Westport Town Clerk

First Selectman Jim Marpe announced today that Jeffrey (Jeff) M. Dunkerton has been appointed as the Town Clerk for the Town of Westport. He will assume his duties effective January 19. 
Chosen from several qualified candidates, Mr. Dunkerton, who is a Certified Connecticut Town Clerk, is replacing Patricia Strauss who retired January 1. 

Most recently the Assistant Town Clerk for the City of Danbury, CT, Dunkerton was responsible for the automation of the Town Clerk’s office, including digitizing all City records. He also performed several management and administrative functions including the preparation of department budgets and the day-to-day oversight of departmental staff. 

Prior to working for the City of Danbury, Jeff was a Registrar of Voters in Brookfield, CT and was an Operations Manager for a division of Pitney Bowes. He is a volunteer firefighter in Brookfield, a Marine Patrol Officer for the Candlewood Lake Authority, and a mentor with the Danbury Schools & Business Collaborative program.

“I am very impressed with Jeff’s background and employment history,” Mr. Marpe said. “His dedication, experience and commitment to his chosen profession are precisely what we are looking for in a Town Clerk. We look forward to having Jeff join the Town staff in this important leadership role.”

Representative Town Meeting Moderator Velma Heller added, “We look forward to working with Jeffrey in his new position. I’m certain that he will be a very effective Town Clerk.”

Jeff lives in Brookfield with his wife Amber and their two sons.


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