I have known Jim for almost twenty years. Early on I had the
pleasure of serving with Jim when he was the moderator of the Greens Farms
Church council. I remember being very impressed with his willingness to listen
to others and his rare ability to get a lasting consensus from sometimes very
differing, points of view. At the
time he struck me a as an unusually effective leader. Clearly a very bright
person with well thought out
views, but also a person with a desire to understand other folk’s points of view
and a willingness to modify his perspective when it made sense.
Jim has shown a remarkable dedication to the Town of Westport and to its citizens. His service and leadership on the Board of Education (probably a job few of us would relish), clearly demonstrates his ability to effectively balance our town’s need to deliver a first class public educational opportunity to our children with its need to do so in a fiscally responsible way.
Jim Marpe has demonstrated care, loyalty and dedication throughout his entire life. From the early days at Case Western Reserve and Wharton, his professional career at Accenture, to his family life and his public service, Jim has always believed in doing the right thing. We should be so lucky…