Selectmen welcome Michael Kaelin to board

The Board of Selectmen officially welcomed Michael Kaelin to replace Hal Clark on the board during its Nov. 17 meeting.

On Monday, Nov. 3, Mr. Clark, who moved out of Wilton last week, announced he would be stepping down from his position as second selectman on the board.

The Republican Town Committee recommended that Mr. Kaelin complete Mr. Clark’s term, which ends next November.

Mr. Kaelin is an attorney at Cummings & Lockwood LLC in Stamford. He earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Duke University in 1981 and received his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law in 1984.

He is a principal in Connecticut’s litigation group and co-authored the Probate Estate Litigation Forms chapter in the Library of Connecticut Civil Complaints, which was published by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Mr. Kaelin is a member of the Connecticut Legal Services board of directors and Advisory Council and formerly served on the Wilton Library’s board of trustees.

Wilton Library Executive Director Elaine Tai-Lauria said she has the greatest respect for Mr. Kaelin “as a professional and as an individual.”

“During his tenure as president of the Wilton Library Association’s board of trustees, he led the board through our change of executive directors, enabling a very smooth transition,” said Ms. Tai-Lauria.

“He is a very smart, thoughtful, well-balanced individual and I am confident that he will serve the Wilton community well in his new capacity.”

Ms. Tai-Lauria said the Wilton community should be “honored” to have Mr. Kaelin on the Board of Selectmen.