Jayme Stevenson is serving her fourth term as municipal CEO for the Town of Darien, an “Aaa” rated community of 21,000 residents in southwestern Connecticut. Jayme is Darien’s 43rd First Selectman and only the 3rd and longest serving woman to hold that position since 1820. As Darien’s First Selectman, she is responsible for a $140 million town budget, Chair’s the Board of Selectmen and oversees day-to-day municipal operations and emergency preparedness and response.
Jayme is a passionate advocate for:
- Ending the opioid crisis
High quality education for all students
Building a 21st Century transportation system
- Tax reform to spur economic growth
In 2017, she joined the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, the Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency and The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling & Education.
In 2016, Jayme was elected by her peers to Chair the region’s Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization and is currently serving her second term as Chairman of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments.
Jayme was awarded the Connecticut Republican Women’s Leadership Award in 2011 and will be honored in June, 2018 with the Liberation Programs Spirit of Hope Award for her dedication to preventing, treating and ending the crisis and stigma of addiction.
Before leaving the workforce to raise her five children in 1992, Jayme served for six years as a bond analyst and Vice-President of Asset-Backed Finance at Standard & Poor’s Corporation. She and her husband John have lived in Darien for 27 years. John is a Stamford and Darien native. Jayme grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania and received her B.S. degree in Telecommunication & Business Management from Arizona State University.