Shelton Planning & Zoning Commission candidate: Ruth Parkins

Ruth Parkins

Ruth Parkins

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Party: Republican

Incumbent? Yes, P&Z May 2020-present

Current job: Manager of Corporate Communications and Public Relations for Shelton-based Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company.

Volunteering background, if any: Current - Executive Board Member Shelton Economic Development Corp, President of Meadow Lake Condo Association; Past - Member of NVCOG Regional Planning Commission, long term board member and former chair of Valley United Way, and Community Responsive Grants Reviewer for the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven.

Education: BS in Business from Sacred Heart University; MBA/MPA from the University of New Haven

Previous offices held: Previously served on P&Z for 10 years, and as it's chair from 2009-2017.