"Many of you know me as Farmer Steve. Community is at the center of my work and life, and I am running for the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen for the opportunity to serve our community."
“Farmer Steve’ Munno is deeply committed to making a difference. With extensive experience, a strong focus on inclusivity and kindness, and a passion for community, Steve is well-prepared to serve as a member of the Board of Selectmen, making Woodbridge an even better place for all its residents.
Steve's journey in Woodbridge began in 2009 when he was hired to breathe new life into the Massaro Farm property, a vital community asset. Over the years, Steve has continued his dedicated service at Massaro Farm, where he now serves as the Executive Director. His work at Massaro Farm has exemplified his commitment to fostering a sense of community and sustainability in Woodbridge.
Alongside his work at Massaro Farm, Steve is a devoted family man. He and his wife have two children, one of whom is currently attending Beecher Road School, with another set to start there next year.
Steve's educational background is equally impressive. He is an alumnus of Wesleyan University, where he undoubtedly gained the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that have served him well in his roles as a community leader. Furthermore, he holds a Certificate in Ecological Horticulture from UC Santa Cruz, showcasing his expertise in environmentally responsible farming practices, and a Certificate in Climate Change and Health from the Yale School of Public Health, demonstrating his commitment to public health and its relationship to the environment.
Steve Munno is not just a leader in Woodbridge but also a regional advocate for sustainable farming and ecological practices. He is currently serving on the board of the Connecticut chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (CT NOFA), a role he has held since 2012. His leadership qualities and dedication to the cause have been further exemplified by his tenure as Board President from 2018 to 2023. His involvement in CT NOFA demonstrates his passion for sustainable agriculture and the promotion of eco-friendly farming practices, values that align closely with Woodbridge's commitment to the environment.
Beyond his service on the CT NOFA board, Steve has been a driving force within the Woodbridge community itself. He has been a key member of the Woodbridge Agricultural Commission. His knowledge and expertise in farming and agriculture have been invaluable in shaping the direction of local agricultural policies and practices. Steve's contributions have helped ensure that Woodbridge remains a place where agriculture thrives and is sustainable.
Steve's love and dedication to Woodbridge are evident in every aspect of his life. His involvement in Massaro Farm, his roles in regional organizations, and his contributions to the Agricultural Commission are all evidence of his unwavering commitment to making Woodbridge a better place for everyone. His leadership, agricultural expertise, and dedication to environmental sustainability make him a standout candidate for the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen.
“Farmer Steve’ Munno is a community leader, an advocate for sustainable farming, and a dedicated family man. His experiences, education, and contributions to the Woodbridge community and beyond make him a perfect fit for the Woodbridge Board of Selectmen. By electing Steve, Woodbridge residents are not only getting a leader who cares deeply about the town but also someone who has the knowledge and experience to make it even better. Steve's passion for inclusivity, kindness, and community shines through in all that he does, and he is excited to bring his skills and dedication to a new capacity in Woodbridge, working tirelessly to enhance the town and the lives of its residents.