WESTON, Conn. -- Weston Republican Town Committee Chair Britta Lerner announced on Feb. 9 her decision to resign from the key leadership role following the election of a new RTC Chair in March.
“My decision to step down after six years of leadership [two years as vice chair and four as chair] is bittersweet for me,” said Lerner. “I look forward to spending more time with my children as they enter their teen years—you can’t get that time back once it’s gone so I am taking it now. However, I will miss leading a team of exceptional individuals. We have accomplished a lot together. What I am most proud of is that we gave a voice back to Republicans in Weston. Every voter deserves a choice and you need at least two strong political parties for that to happen. We accomplished that goal collegially and with respect for each other and the town we serve.”
Under Lerner’s leadership, the RTC has had many achievements including reengaging Weston Republican voters in the 2014 state and national elections and warding off a supermajority imbalance on the Board of Finance in the 2015 Municipal elections.
“The RTC is deeply grateful for the enormous contribution that Britta has made as our chairman over the last four years," said RTC Vice Chair Dawn Rivera. "Through her thoughtful leadership, great dedication and talent, we have worked highly effectively as a committee in carrying out our mission, with undeniable results. Britta is a respected friend and colleague, whose deep concern for others and passion for our community is apparent and drives her to consistently give generously of herself.”
Lerner plans to continue serving on the RTC as a regular member. She also holds an elected position on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
The Weston Republican Town Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Go to their website for more information.
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