Milford Democratic Candidates for

Planning & Zoning

Jason Zammiello

Candidate for: 1st District, Planning & Zoning

Jason ZammielloJason is a Milford resident and entrepreneur. He is a Business Operations Manager having worked in the sports and non-profit industries. Jason is motivated by challenges and is eager to learn and contribute as your representative on the 1st District Planning & Zoning Board.

  • MBA from Fairfield University, Bachelor’s Degree from University at Buffalo
  • Former Director, Bridgeport Bluefish, Tennis Foundation of Connecticut
  • Member, Milford Democratic Town Committee
  • Co-Founder of the Torrington Titans collegiate baseball team, first crowd-sourced baseball team in America

Jason and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, Olivia and Callie.


Sarah Ferrante

Candidate for: 2nd District, Planning & Zoning

Sarah FerranteSarah is seeking her first term on the Planning & Zoning Board. In her time on the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) she has demonstrated her understanding for the balance between the nuts-and-bolts of zoning enforcement and the preservation of our city’s communities, natural environments and coastline.

  • Georgetown University, BA in Government
  • Member, Milford Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Member, Milford Democratic Town Committee
  • Marketing and Communications Manager for Earthplace in Westport

Sarah’s good work at Earthplace is focused on building excitement for nature through education, experience and action. She will couple that passion with her ZBA experience as member of the Planning & Zoning Board.

“My family and I have lived in Milford for over a decade, and we are grateful every day to call the small-city-with-a-big-heart home. I look forward to honoring Milford’s valued history and shaping its exciting future as a member of the Planning & Zoning Board.”


Richard Lutz

Candidate for: 4th District, Planning & Zoning

Richard LutzDr. Richard Lutz is a 40 year resident of Milford and is a professor at Quinnipiac University teaching both undergraduate and gradute students. He is seeking your support to represent the interests of the 4th District and the city of Milford on the Planning and Zoning Board.

  • Former Burgess for the Borough of Woodmont
  • Former member, Inlands Wetlands Commission
  • Executive Board, Milford Preservation Trust
  • Former Cub and Boy Scout Leader
  • Former SCORE Business Consultant
  • BS Psychology, Executive MBA, Doctorate in Management
  • Editoral Reviewer, the Management Institute

Richard and his wife Katherine have three children and five grandchildren.


Charles Montalbano

Candidate for: 5th District, Planning & Zoning

Charlie Montalbano

Charlie’s experience as a furniture designer has trained him to visualize a product or a building when it is still on paper. He believes it is a very important skill for a member of the Planning and Zoning Board. Charlie started volunteering at age 19 and has served his community ever since.

  • Board of Directors, Bridges
  • Former Mentor, “Bridges Across All Ages Program”
  • Former Housing Coordinator, CT Special Olympics
  • Member, Milford Fine Arts Council
  • Studied Engineering and Design at City College of New York and Jiranek School of Design
  • President, CT Jaycees (1989-1990)

Charles and his wife Janet have two grown children. They enjoy and cherish two grandchildren.


Joan Rousseau

Candidate for: 3rd District, Planning & Zoning

Joan RousseauJoan has worked in accounting and as an ETF advisor for the last 28 years. She is an active member of her community, participating and holding leadership positions in several different volunteer organizations. She hopes to represent the 3rd District on the Planning & Zoning Board.

  • Current Constable
  • Former President and Treasurer, Travis C. Kitchen VFW Post 7788 Ladies Auxiliary
  • Housatonic Community College, Accounting
  • Member, Elks Club
  • Opposed the dump at 990 Naugatuck

Joan and her husband Eric have two grown daughters, Jonel and Erica, both graduates of Milford Public Schools and one granddaughter.