Birck resigns from Miller-Driscoll Building Committee

At the Dec. 8 meeting of the Miller-Driscoll Building Committee, committee chair Bruce Hampson announced that co-chair Karen Birck has resigned for “personal reasons.”

“The town, this committee, and this project will surely, surely miss Karen’s contribution,” Hampson said.

“Karen and I have led or participated in virtually every single capital project — school and municipal — in this town, since we were co-chairs together on the high school project, which started in 2007.

“I will particularly miss Karen’s calm, insightful counsel and knowledge that she brought to this committee, and her deep, deep involvement and respect of the school community — that was invaluable.

“I couldn’t leave that without [also] saying thank you [to her] for her leading, leading role in all of the FOI (Freedom of Information) and legal responses that have been directed toward us,” he said.

Earlier this year, the Democratic Town Committee presented Birck and Hampson with its Citizen of the Year Award for their work on the Miller-Driscoll Building Committee.

She has been involved in the Wilton school system since she moved here in 1991, serving first as a PTA bus rep and eventually serving on the Board of Education from 2004 to 2013. She chaired the board from 2006 to 2009.

Birck has also been involved in a number of other civic groups including the Wilton League of Women Voters and the Encore Club. She is also a familiar face on election day, working at the polls.