Hello! I’m Jayme and I’m running for my sixth term on the Board of Selectmen, fifth as First Selectman. Why? Because I’m deeply committed to guiding Darien through the historic and transformational changes it will undergo as the Baywater Properties, Federal Realty and Palmer redevelopment projects get underway.
Through my collaborative approach, and sensitivity to the needs of Darien residents, I am well-positioned to lead our town through the challenges and opportunities that come from both local development projects and policy changes being proposed in Hartford.
Since becoming First Selectman, I have introduced and championed many important local initiatives. But, I feel my most impactful contributions may be those I’ve made outside town—raising Darien’s profile and elevating its voice in regional and state-level conversations.
Elected by my peers, I now serve as Chairman of WestCOG (Western Connecticut Council of Governments), SWRMPO (Southwest Region Metropolitan Planning Organization) and CIRMA (Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency). I’m also a Board Member of CCM (Connecticut Conference of Municipalities).
Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, I graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Telecommunication & Business Management before serving as a Vice-President of Asset-Backed Finance at Standard & Poor’s Corporation.
I have lived in Darien since 1991 with my husband, John, who grew up in town and graduated from Darien High School. We have five children, ages 20 to 29, and one grandchild.
With proposals for the regionalization of both schools and municipal services making the rounds in Hartford this year, consistent leadership is key. With my ongoing commitment to fiscal discipline, safety and the delivery of exceptional community services, I look forward to my continued service as your First Selectman.
Fun fact: John and I built our very own “green” home in 2006, with systems to recycle rainwater for irrigation and passive solar to heat the house - even the specific location to maximize energy captured from the path of the sun.
3 Favorite Foods
Cheeseburgers, Guacamole, Filet of Sole/Halibut
"way too hard to choose only 3!"
Josh Groban- You Raise Me Up
Adele - Someone Like You (anything Adele)
Katy Perry - Unconditionally
Pink- Raise Your Glass
The Soundtracks to The Greatest Showman & the Broadway musical Aida
Amy Grant - Tennessee Christmas and Heirlooms
Dixie Chicks - Travelin’ Soldier and Landslide
Daring Greatly - Brene Brown
The Conservative Heart & Love Your Enemies - Arthur Brooks, The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch
Wild - Cheryl Strayed
The Wizard of Oz
One of My Heros
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose”