Michaelle Pearson | Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate
Bio and Qualifications
I'm a volunteer archivist at the Old Lyme Historical Society, a silversmith and a member of the Lyme Artisans Guild; and I also teach jewelry classes. My work with the Shoreline Gateway Committee and Sound View Commission has led me to understand how Zoning can really make a difference for better or worse. I'd like to encourage sensible zoning strategies to eradicate blight and preserve the charm of our historic town. I also have a law degree and many years of experience of working with historic documents, surveys, and land records which will be useful as a ZBA alternate member.
BA, Creighton University
JD, New York Law School
What inspired you to run for local office?
My work with the Shoreline Gateway Commission has given me an understanding of how zoning can influence development. I treasure Old Lyme’s small town charm, and I’d like to help preserve it.
Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library Board
Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library Renovations Building Committee
Old Lyme Historical Society Board (Chair emerita)
Sound View Commission, Secretary
Shoreline Gateway Committee
Region 18 Friends of Music, Vice President
First Lego League Robotics mentor
LOLHS TechnoTicks Robotics mentor
What’s your favorite place in Old Lyme?
My favorite place and favorite thing to in Old Lyme is swimming at the beach! I also love attending events at the Phoebe, Musical Masterworks, and FloGris.
What is a "fun fact" about you?
I recently spent several weeks crafting a Faerie House out of shells, driftwood, slate, and sea glass for the Florence Griswold Museum's Wee Faerie Village.