Cristina Aguirre-Ross, Town Council

I am presently serving on Town Council.  I am humbled to have earned your trust and to be able to serve and represent New Canaan with honesty and integrity.

New Canaan has been my home for 26 years. My husband Marty and I have raised three daughters, Catherine, Lauren and Caroline, all of whom attended and benefited from the New Canaan Public School System.

By profession, I am an Architect, a published author and an entrepreneurial strategic planner with extensive management and organizational skills. I am a graduate of the Cooper Union, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.

I worked at JP Morgan in their real estate and facilities division, focusing on procedures, compliance, construction, contract negotiations, fast tracking, budgeting, financial analysis and leading teams. These are a part of the skill set that I bring to this position.

I set up practice in Connecticut and consulted for Towers Perrin, designed the New Canaan Nature Center Facilities, and renovated corporate facilities while focusing on preservation and renovation.

In wanting to play a more active role in the New Canaan community early on, I chose to involve myself in volunteer efforts for:

o    New Canaan Mounted Troop Advisory Board 10 yrs.

o    Young Women’s League Member 6 yrs.

o    Various School Fund Raisers

o    New Canaan Cares – Kitchen Tour Committee

o    New Canaan Nature Center Past Board Member

o    Norwalk Hospital Foundation 6 yrs.

o    New Canaan Women’s Republican Club – President 2 yrs.

o    New Canaan Republican Town Committee 14 yrs.

o    RTC Vice Chair 2 yrs.

o    RTC Chairman Personnel Committee 4 yrs.

I have also served the Town of NC as a member of the:

•    Town Council – 2 yrs. Presently (4 yr. term)

•    Town Council – Infrastructure & Utilities Subcommittee Co-Chair

•    Town Council – Finance & Government Subcommittee

•    Town Council – Public Safety Subcommittee

•    Open Space & Conservation Committee 2 yrs.

•    Park & Recreation Commission for 10 yr.

•    Co-Chaired the effort to purchase Irwin Park