jean desmetJean de Smet - Town Council (Willimantic)

Jean has spent her life working with Windham residents for the good of our community.  Jean understands that our residents’ priorities include better jobs, quality housing and helping our youth, local businesses and residents connect.

As a founding member of Willimantic Renaissance, Jean has produced the 3rd Thursday Street Fests for 18 years.  Jean was the last First Selectwoman for Windham, serving from 2007-09, while our country plunged into recession.  Jean didn’t raise the tax rate, and didn’t spend down reserve funds.  We can do it again.

As Chair of the Energy Commission, Jean introduces opportunities for energy efficiency and renewable energy to the municipality, and to residents. A retired IBEW Electrician, Jean helps with Victorian Home Tours, Public Garden plantings, and loves to walk her dog.


charlie krichCharlie Krich - Town Council (Willimantic)

Charlie is independent, ethical and honest.  He is running for reelection to the Town Council to fight for fiscal responsibility, budgetary restraint and economic growth.

Charlie is an attorney who heads the legal division of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.  He is a certified mediator and problem solver.  He received a lifetime achievement award from the Connecticut Law Tribune for his lead work in protecting the rights of employees, students, the LGBTQ community and victims of sexual harassment.

Charlie is currently a member of the Town Council, where he has served two terms.  He has also served on the Board of Selectmen, Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.


corey krohnCorey Krohn - Town Council (The Windhams)

  • Current Energy Commission Member
  • Green Contractor

michael westerfieldMichael Westerfield - Board of Finance

Michael is a community activist who has served the people of Windham/Willimantic for over 35 years.  He is now retired from the Willimantic Housing Authority, where he worked as Executive Director for 21 years.  During that time he prepared all budgets and oversaw the finances and operations for all public housing developments.  The Authority was audited each year and never received a single unfavorable finding during his tenure.  He is well qualified to perform the duties of a member of the Board of Finance.

Currently he is Chair of the Windham Conservation, Open Space and Agriculture Commission and an elected member of the Board of Assessment Appeals.  He is the author of “The Road to the Poorhouse,” a history of the Windham Town Farm.


cassandra martineauCassandra Martineau - Board of Education

Cassandra is experienced and transparent! She wants to bring her experience and dedication to openness to the Windham Board of Education. With your vote, she can!

Cassandra holds a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from ECSU. She interned at Natchaug Elementary School in Willimantic. She has 15 years of experience in public education, and, as a former union representative, has experience in budget negotiations.

Cassandra currently serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals and on the Executive Board of the Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP.


enevia baidoo keeneEnevia Baidoo Keene - Board of Education (2 year term)

Enevia is an honest community advocate committed to fostering community connections and building on common ground. Enevia is running for Windham Board of Education to improve education for all.

Enevia teaches pre-kindergarten with WRCC and is a former Windham Willimantic Child Care Head Teacher with 14 years of teaching experience. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Development and is a double major Bachelor student.

Enevia currently serves on the Windham Task Force to prevent Child Abuse & Neglect, the Natchaug-Willimantic Neighborhood Revitalization Board, and the Conservation, Open Space & Agriculture Commission, and is a member of the Windham/Willimantic Branch of the NAACP.


james floresJames Flores - Zoning Board of Appeals

  • Former Town Council Member
  • Community Activist
  • Retired Public Transit Operator

judy beaulieuJudy Beaulieu - Zoning Board of Appeals (2 year term)

  • Current South Windham Guilford Smith Library Trustee, Board of Directors Member
  • Current Windham First Taxing District's First Responder Services Study Committee Member

laurel freemanLaurel Freeman - Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate

  • Current Conservation, Open Space & Agriculture Commission Member
  • Former Willimantic Housing Authority Commission Member


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