Board of Selectmen
Maria served twenty years on the Woodbridge Conservation Commission. Perhaps her proudest accomplishment as Chairman of the commission was the creation of Massaro Community Farm. The initial proposal for this Woodbridge treasure was written by her commission under her leadership. She then coordinated a community effort to make it happen, and the rest is history. In keeping with her passion for conservation, Maria now serves on a state level Association of Conservation and Inland-Wetlands board. She is also deeply involved in promoting public art through Site Projects, a New Haven non-profit.
Maria and her husband Richard Kayne, M.D., have called Woodbridge home since 1977. They have three children who attended Beecher and Amity schools.
“The most gratifying times for me on the Conservation Commission were when we listened to the needs and wants of individual neighborhoods and preserved open space. We need to change Town leadership NOW to restore these historic Woodbridge values. The unique character of our town is a direct result of our longstanding, far-sighted zoning regulations. I believe that maintaining zoning is essential to maintaining our quality of life in Woodbridge.”
- Woodbridge Conservation Commission 1993-2013; Chair 2007-2013
- CT Assoc. of Conservation and Inland Wetland Commissions Board member 2014-present
- Massaro Community Farm Founder and Board Member 2008-Present
- Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Volunteer Counselor, 1997-present
- Site Projects, Inc., New Haven Board Member, 2004-present
- MCK & Co Imports Owner, 1981-2000
- Cheshire Endocrinology Internal Medicine PC Office Manager, 2000-present
- B.A., Mount Holyoke College Art History & Economics