Board of Commissioners

The Commissioners form an elected Board of Officers which oversee all functions of the FDWD. The Commissioners meet monthly to set policy, establish and approve budgets and through the General Manager, direct all of the employees of the FDWD. The Commissioners function in part time positions.


Frank N. Zullo, Esq., Chairperson

Mr. Frank N. Zullo, Esq. has served as a Commissioner since 2009, and is the current Chairperson of the Board. A Norwalk native, Attorney Zullo has been practicing law for more than 50 years and served as the Mayor of Norwalk for three terms. Actively involved in the community, he has served on the boards of many organizations such as Norwalk Hospital, the YMCA and the Maritime Aquarium. His current term as Commissioner with The District will expire in 2021.

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Commissioner Thomas Cullen

Thomas Cullen, Esq.

FDWD's Commissioner, Tom Cullen, has been  a Norwalk resident for over 35 years. A 1967 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Cullen was an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam. With both a degree in law and an MBA, Mr. Cullen founded the Norwalk-based firm Cullen and Jacobson with his wife Jill in 1983. He's been highly involved in public service here for more than 25 years.

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Marija Bryant

Marija V. Bryant

Marija Bryant was appointed Commissioner in July, 2014 to fill the post of the late Robert Corbo.  Ms. Bryant previously served as First Taxing District Treasurer, elected first in 2009 and then reelected in 2011 and 2013. For the past 30 years, Ms. Bryant has worked as a writer and developer of corporate training seminars.  She and her husband moved to Norwalk in 1985 and are both active in preservation organizations as well as neighborhood and civic groups. Ms. Bryant’s term will expire in 2019.

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Elsa Peterson Obuchowski

Elsa Peterson Obuchowski

Elsa Peterson Obuchowski has lived in the First Taxing District since 1994. An editor specializing in college textbooks, she is also the author of Copyright and Permissions: What Every Writer and Editor Should Know. She is active in the League of Women Voters of Norwalk and serves on Oak Hills Park Authority.

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