The Wilton Democratic Town Committee (DTC) recently selected Ceci Maher to succeed Ross Tartell as chair of its nominating committee; Maher has been a member of the Wilton DTC since 2017. Maher is a nonprofit consultant experienced in long-range planning, program development, evaluation, fundraising and marketing. From 2005-2019, she was CEO of Person-to-Person, a social service agency serving 25,000 people annually in Fairfield County.

Tartell, who stepped down from his nominating committee chair position after two years of service in order to join Wilton’s Board of Selectmen, said Maher will make “a great chair” because she “already knows that there is no better way to get to know folks in town and discover what amazing talent we have here in Wilton.”

Democratic Town Committee chair Tom Dubin said Wilton is fortunate to have Maher in the position. “Her professional skills will be a real asset for our town, and I know she will do a great job continuing to source high-caliber and skilled candidates to represent the best interests of Wilton.”

Maher has served in many capacities on boards of numerous organizations, including the Wilton Board of Finance, Wilton Library Association (trustee), Minks to Sinks (chair), A Better Chance (ABC) of Wilton, Circle of Care (advisory board), Norwalk ACTS, Stamford Strive (community council), and the Children’s Learning Center in Stamford (leadership committee).

She and her husband, Rob, have lived in Wilton since 1988. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts and Columbia University School of Social Work. She received professional training at the Stanford’s Nonprofit Management Institute, Harvard Business School Executive Education, and the Women’s Campaign School at Yale.

“I am excited to continue Ross Tartell’s positive, inclusive work, and I thank him for his strong leadership,” said Maher. “I’m honored to be named the chairperson and look forward to working with the Nominating Committee, and in particular the support of committee member Paul Burnham, a former nominating chair.”

According to a press release announcing her new role, “Maher encourages Wilton citizens who are committed to guiding Wilton into the future and supporting committees that will keep Wilton moving forward, to please contact via email when Board and Commission openings are posted.