Jayme Stevenson is currently serving in her eighth year as First Selectman of
Darien, a town of approximately 21,000 residents in southwestern Connecticut.
As Darien’s CEO, she is Chairman of the Board of Selectmen and responsible for
a $140 million budget. She also oversees day-to-day municipal operations and
emergency preparedness and response.
Thanks to Jayme’s conservative policymaking and fiscal discipline, the town
enjoys a “Aaa” credit rating from Moody’s.
Jayme has been elected to leadership positions by several prominent
Chairman - Western CT Council of Governments (WestCOG)
- Chairman - Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization
- Vice Chairman - CT Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA)
- Board Member - CT Conference of Municipalities (CCM)
- Board Member - The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling &Education
Jayme grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania and received her B.S. degree in
Telecommunication & Business Management from Arizona State University.
Before leaving the workforce to raise her five children, Jayme served for 6 years
as a bond analyst and Vice-President of Asset-Backed Finance at Standard &
Poor’s Corporation. She and her husband John have lived in Darien for 27 years.
John is a Stamford and Darien native.
Jayme is passionate about improving the lives of others and ending the opioid
crisis. In 2011 she received the CT Republican Women’s Leadership Award, and
in June of this year she received the Spirit of Hope Award from Liberation
Programs for her dedication to preventing, treating and ending the crisis and
stigma of addiction.