Chandravir Ahuja

Chandravir Ahuja

Chandravir moved to Newtown in 2003, 18 years ago. “Three things brought us here: good schools, the open spaces and affordability. While other towns around us have good schools or open spaces, the combination of the two is special to Newtown. COVID is providing a unique moment where this “value” of Newtown is in focus. This gives us the opportunity to seek economic development that broadens and diversifies the tax base while still preserving the character and desirability of Newtown. It is important to be strategic in this process so that Newtown remains affordable and on a fiscally sound and sustainable path. “

I have 32 years of work experience in commodity Trading business.

This role involves using strong analytical skills and experience that is helpful for an elected town Finance role. I have served on my church leadership board at Beacon Hill in Monroe for 16 years. Within the church board, I have been on the Finance committee that tracks financial health, including responsibility for cash management, monitoring giving trends, and budget projections. I also serve on the regional (New England) board of denomination (Free Church of America) that my church affiliates with. Currently I am the Vice-President of the board, and chair of the Finance team.

I have also served on the Fairfield Hills Master Plan review committee.

Our two sons grew up in Newtown and are graduates of NHS. Presently we are raising Nigerian Dwarf goats, with our two original Does from last June and 3 of their kids that were born this April. In addition to this rich experience, we have also been raising chickens for the last two years – 13 proud egg layers.