I have a long-standing interest in Woodbridge land use regulations which has been very helpful during my prior service on the Woodbridge Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), initially as an alternate and subsequently as a regular member. Effective membership on the ZBA requires a detailed understanding of these regulations. To enhance my knowledge in this field during my membership on the Board, I participated in a Connecticut Bar Association course offered at Wesleyan University covering Connecticut Land Use Law for Municipal Land Use Agencies.
My wife Carolann and I have lived in Woodbridge since 1980. Our three children, Marc, Daniel, and Lauren are products of the Beecher Road and Amity School Systems. Our son Daniel and daughter-in-law Julie live in Woodbridge and look forward to the day that their newborn son will attend Beecher Road School.
Growing up in nearby Milford, I attended Milford High School. I graduated from Yale University and the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. My ophthalmology training was at the Tufts University Hospitals, followed by a retina fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I have served in the United States Army Reserve, attaining the rank of Captain. Since 1975, I have practiced ophthalmology in New Haven specializing in retina. Currently, I am an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the Yale University School of Medicine and actively participate in the education and training of ophthalmology residents at Yale New Haven Hospital. For many years, I participated in the Amity High School College Fair.
The ZBA does not formulate zoning regulations. It provides the opportunity for residents and businesses to seek approval for projects that do not meet the requirements of the current Woodbridge Zoning Regulations.
Applicants who come before the Zoning Board of Appeals have very specific concerns and deserve to be treated fairly and respectfully. This has been and will always continue to be my approach if I am elected. Serving on the Board is a very serious responsibility. I would greatly appreciate your voting for me on Row B on Monday, May 3rd.