October 2010


The Westport Woman's Club hosted Julie Belaga as their guest speaker at the October 4th Club Day.  Public Service has been the by-word of Ms. Belaga's career.  She has served as Chairman of Westport's Planning and Zoning Commission; as a member of the RTM; and as Westport's State Representative in Hartford.  She was the Republican Candidate for Governor in 1986.  She went on to head up the Regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency in Boston and then went on to serve on the Board of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.  Now retired she serves on a number of boards of non-profit organizations.

Ms. Belaga spoke candidly to members about many facets of her work, and how rewarding it has been.  She continues to feel strongly about the responsibility we have toward preserving our environment, and advocates maintaining a robust EPA with resources (financial and human) to support it.  Ms. Belaga is also passionate about the work she is doing as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Westport Library where she is supporting its ongoing development to best serve the needs of the community in the fast-changing 21st century.

The Westport Woman's Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.

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