Candidates Sought for Board of Finance Vacancy

The Town of Wilton has posted a notice looking for volunteers to be considered for a vacancy on the Board of Finance.

“The Board of Finance’s primary responsibility is to recommend a budget and a mill rate to the Annual Town Meeting. The Board of Finance also engages the Town’s outside auditors. To be eligible to be considered, candidates must be registered to vote in Wilton. Candidates may be affiliated with a party or be non-affiliated.”

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume directly to the Board of Finance via email to the Board of Finance and email a copy to  Jacqueline Rochester by Friday, Sept. 4 at 12 p.m.

Indicate availability for an evening interview during the week of September 7. Questions may be emailed to the same address.

The vacancy opened after former BOF member Peter Balderston resigned earlier this month. He resigned effective Monday, Aug. 17, according to chair Jeff Rutishauser, after selling his home in Wilton to move out of state.

According to the Town Charter, the Board of Finance has 30 days to select a replacement. If it does not fill the vacancy within that time, the Board of Selectmen shall appoint someone to that vacancy.

“The term of the BOF appointment will only be until the next Town-wide election in November 2021 when that appointed person, or any other candidate, can run for the remaining two years of Peter’s term,” Rutishauser added.

Balderston’s resignation leaves two Republican members and three Democrats on the BOF. With minority representation rules limiting the maximum membership of any one political party to four, there is still an opportunity for any person, regardless of political affiliation, to be considered–Democrat, Republican or unaffiliated.