Closer look

Here's a quick look at the financial background of members of the present New Milford Board of Finance and 2011 candidates for that board:

Joanne Chapin, chairman: BA business administration & economics, worked in accounting; term ends Nov. 30, 2013.

Robert Sherry, vice chairman: forensic accountant; term ends Nov. 30, 2011.

Gale Alexander: Master's in education administration, took classes in financial accounting management; second term ends Nov. 30, 2011.

Beth Falder: Past business systems analyst for banking with GE Capital and Experian; board alternate; term ends Nov. 30, 2011.

Larry Tripp: Holds mathematics degree and taught math at the high school level for many years; term ends Nov. 30, 2011, running for third term.

Mark Vendetti: BA in marketing, MBA, business policy & strategy; term ends Nov. 30, 2013.

Frank Wargo: 30 years' financial experience as business owner; term ends Nov. 30, 2013; running for Town Council this year.

2011 candidates

Gale Alexander: See above.

George Barnett: CPA, audit director for the Candlewood Lake Club; past Board of Finance member and board alternate.

Ginny Landgrebe: No financial experience, member of the Republican Town Committee and state GOP Central Committee.

Shelly Pruss: 15 years' retail finance background; past vice chairman from November 2055 to November 2009.

Larry Tripp: See above.