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Nancy Hutchinson- Zoning Board of Appeals

Nancy has lived in Old Lyme with her family for 23 years. She is an unaffiliated voter who has served on the Zoning Board of Appeals for over 5 years.  Unanimously elected by ZBA members to be Chair in 2018, she led the Board’s efforts to update its processes and develop a “Residential Variance Guide” to assist applicants.  She successfully completed multiple CT Land Use Courses and hosted a UConn Land Use Training Course in Old Lyme open to all Land Use Board and Commission members. She is a retired research scientist with a PhD in Microbiology and 7-years-experience as a senior regulator professional.  She also served on the Old Lyme High School Building Committee, as a ‘Safe Graduation’ Chaperon, and helped organize multiple local voter registration drives as a member of the League of Women Voters of SECT. Please vote for Nancy Hutchinson, Tuesday, November 5th!

Stephen Dix- Zoning Board of Appeals

Steve has been a long-term advocate for sound development in Old Lyme since 1993.  This began in the early ’90s, assisting Merv Roberts to develop an ordinance for Sewer Avoidance.  Most recently he has served for the last year as a ZBA Alternate and attended training for land-use officials.  He is nationally recognized for his work at EPA’s National Small Flows Clearinghouse, developing technology transfer programs for helps communities protect their water resources using advanced water treatment.   Soon after he moved to Old Lyme, Tim Griswold appointed Steve to the WPCA where he continued to pursue a solution that supports decentralize technology and management programs. 


Steve has a BS in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Planning and master’s in environmental engineering from Colorado State University.  He has extensive experience in land development, teaching a course on this subject.   


Relevant experience and projects include:

  • Plan review for major subdivision development in Larimer County, Colorado while working as The Environmental Health Engineer for Larimer County

  • Revising the septic regulation for Larimer County

  • Developing an Open Space Planned Unit Development in Michigan

  • Planning and securing support from the Dept of Interior for a regional park with rails-to-trails, and waterfront camping facilities in West Virginia 

  • Preparing decentralize Wastewater Treatment Plans for Monongalia County West Virginia and

  • Helping state regulatory agencies across the country revise their regulations to facilitate the use of advanced water treatment technology

In other town activities include:  

Serving on the Solarize Old Lyme citizens action committee.  Helped others in Old Lyme to design and overseeing the construction of a micro-grid system in East Haddam. 

Please vote for Stephen Dix for Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday, November 5th!

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Devin Carney - Alternate

State Rep. Devin proudly represents the 23rd General Assembly District, which includes Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, and Westbrook. He was elected to his third two-year term in November 2018. Carney is a member of Legislative Management and serves as Assistant House Republican Leader, which provides for a stronger voice at the legislative bargaining table and gives him leadership responsibilities on the House Floor during floor debate. Devin is an Old Lyme resident who’s immersed himself in the community and surrounding communities. Please vote for State Rep. Devin Carney for Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday, November 5th!

Sherry Johnston – Alternate

Sherry Johnston has lived in Old Lyme since 2007.  As a retired entrepreneur retailing antiques and architectural artifacts and a lifelong artist/painter, Sherry represents a good balance between practical business growth and maintaining /enhancing the look of our beautiful neighborhoods and shopping districts.


Sherry and her husband are strong supporters of the communities in which they’ve lived and are active in supporting various charitable causes with emphasis on the Arts (museums and performing arts).  Sherry’s education includes both Liberal Arts and a degree in Fine Arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2008. Sherry has a desire to see our unique town grow gracefully in keeping with its rural historic roots and aesthetics. Please vote for Sherry Johnston for Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday, November 5th!