Name: Nicole Lupo
Political Party: Republican
Running for: Planning and Zoning Commission alternate
Education: Masuk High School, a Bachelor’s degree in family studies from the University of Connecticut,a Masters in social work from Southern Connecticut State University
Work experience: Currently working as Licensed Clinical Social Worker for a local health insurance company
Political experience: Incumbent Planning and Zoning Commission alternate, former commissioner for Monroe Economic Development, four-year-board-member of the Stepney PTO, AYSO board member from 2017-2021.
Family: Nicole Lupo grew up in Monroe. She and her husband have two daughters, ages 9 and 12, who attend Stepney Elementary School and Jockey Hollow Middle School.
What is an issue affecting the town that you care about most and want to make a priority? How will it guide your decision making?
I am a proud lifelong resident of Monroe. My mom and dad reside here and we are raising our children here because of the amazing schools and the sense of community. I started volunteering because I wanted to help find solutions to the problems I was seeing discussed on social media and amongst residents.
I would like to help build and maintain a community that can foster every generation to remain in Monroe and to allow businesses to succeed. Listening to residents and business owners and having productive dialogue is key.
One of the issues facing Monroe is that we need to promote age restricted/senior housing to allow for the aging of our population so that people can be as part of our community at every stage of life.
Our current Planning and Zoning Commission has worked hard as a team to bring well thought out development to town that will help our tax base and make Monroe vibrant. I am excited for our future and look forward to the work this team can keep doing over the next two years!