Jeff Dunkerton Named New Town Clerk

When Patty Strauss retired as town clerk, she left big shoes to fill.

On January 19, Jeff Dunkerton will be fitted for them.

Most recently the assistant town clerk for Danbury, he was responsible for the automation of that office, including digitizing all city records. His management and administrative functions included preparation of department budgets and day-to-day oversight of departmental staff.

Jeff Dunkerton

Before that, Dunkerton served as a registrar of voters in Brookfield, and was an operations manager for a Pitney Bowes division. He is a volunteer firefighter in Brookfield, a marine patrol officer for the Candlewood Lake Authority, and a mentor with the Danbury Schools & Business Collaborative program.

“I am very impressed with Jeff’s background and employment history,” says 1st Selectman Jim Marpe.

“His dedication, experience and commitment to his profession are precisely what we are looking for in a town clerk. We look forward to having Jeff join the town staff in this important leadership role.”

Representative Town Meeting Moderator Velma Heller ads, “We look forward to working with Jeffrey in his new position. I’m certain that he will be a very effective Town Clerk.”

Dunkerton lives in Brookfield with his wife Amber and their 2 sons.

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