John, his wife and three children came to Litchfield in 1979. He served for 9 years on the Board of Education and Chair of the Center School renovation project. He spent many years in Hong Kong where he worked on infrastructure projects in mainland China.
Returning to Litchfield he now serves on the town’s Conservation Commission with an aim toward being a good liaison with Planning and Zoning, a skill that John’s experience will provide.
He has a degree in architectural history from Yale University and is a decorated Vietnam veteran.
“My view of P & Z’s role is to find a balance, under the law, between preserving Litchfield’s unique character and its future development, which is critical to bring long term financial stability to the town."
Max and his family settled in Litchfield in 2007 because of the nature of the town, its rich heritage, scenic views, sense of community, and its vibrant people. They feel that Litchfield selected them. Their children flourished in our active community and environment, adding greatly to their well-rounded formative years.
Max served his country for 23 active duty years as a volunteer in the Army Special Forces. Upon retirement from active federal service, Max served as the Command Sergeant Major for Norwich University, the Nation’s oldest private military college. He was educated at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Excelsior College, Norwich University, and Villanova University.
Max is the Vice President of New England Airfoil Products and President of the Aerospace Component Manufacturers. Max is a Lean Six-Sigma Advanced Master Black Belt and very active in assisting and advising businesses and Connecticut’s State and Community Colleges as it pertains to manufacturing, engineering, and workforce development. He also is a Justice of the Peace in Litchfield.
“I believe strongly in volunteering; it is in my DNA. I am seeking election to the Litchfield Planning and Zoning Board because I believe our community can grow and remain true to its historic character. My leadership, analytical and negotiation skills, life experiences, and record of building and maintaining effective teams will be a positive influence on the Planning and Zoning Board.”
Michael C. Thomas
Michael is currently a member of Litchfield Planning and Zoning Board and seeks reelection. He and his wife have been a Northfield residents for 24 years, having raised their two daughters there.
He has lived in our state his entire life, attended the University of New Haven, majoring in Criminal Justice. Michael is a decorated Navy SEABEE veteran having served two tours in Vietnam. After 22 years of service he retired as a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division from the Waterbury Police Department. He then spent another 23 years with Bank of America, rising to Vice President in Corporate Investigations.
“The board has the interest of Litchfield at heart, is business friendly and applications that meet the criteria set in the of rules and regulations are generally approved, as they should be”.
Nancy C. Tarascio-Latour
Nancy is seeking reelection to the Planning and Zoning Commission as an alternate member. She, her husband, and daughter (who attends Litchfield schools) live in Bantam. She has been a Human Resources Business Partner for a large not-for-profit for 15 years. She has a BA in Human Relations from St. Joseph’s College, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She is currently a Planning & Zoning Alternate and a member of the Board of Ethics. She has been a Board of Education member in her previous town. She is very knowledgeable of the regulations and has proven to apply them fairly to all.
Mitch is seeking reelection to the Planning and Zoning Commission as an alternate member for the same reason that he is working toward his Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Connecticut; he wants to give back to the community he is privileged to have grown up in. He has proven to be an unbiased interpreter of Litchfield Zoning Regulations and hopes for your support so that he may continue to serve the town. His youthful exuberance, knowledge of regulations, and attention to detail make him a perfect candidate.