Steve Dunn has been an active resident of Brookfield since moving here with his family in 1983. Steve served as First Selectman from 2015 to 2021. Upon taking office, Steve was immediately faced with the issue of the town missing $3.3 million out of $5 million of our general fund. Steve immediately worked to stabilize our general fund and put into place policies and procedures that would prevent any loss in the future. Steve hired an entirely new financial team and returned the town to a strong, stable financial base. Steve was able to get our ratings agencies to upgrade their rating of the town to the highest ranking. Under Steve the town increased our general fund balance from 1.9% to over 15% during his tenure. This increase allowed the town to borrow money for our new school at an historically low rate, 2.8%, which will save the town over $20 million over the life of the loan.

Steve led the town successfully through the macroburst which devastated the town and the pandemic. In both instances, Steve’s ability to gather and put into action a wide range of resources brought our town back to normal as quickly as possible during the macroburst and keptthe town safe during the pandemic.

A graduate of Manhattanville College with a MBA in finance from Fordham University, Steve had a very successful career with JP Morgan for over 30 years. As Vice President of the firm’s Investment Bank, Steve was an executive of the Securities Services division and was responsible for all Banks, Corporations and Sovereign Nations in the Western Hemisphere.

Steve has worked for and led many local organizations, including the Jaycees for 6 years where he served as Vice President, Boy Scout Troop 8 for 20 years, where he served as Treasurer, Chairman of the Troop Committee for 8 years and as Scoutmaster for 4 years. Steve served in the Brookfield Baseball Association where he was Commissioner of every league and coached for 12 years. Steve served as a Coach for Odyssey of the Mind for 6 years and his team won 5 State Championships. Steve and his wife Cassie started the Brookfield Track Restoration Committee, and they raised over $190,000 to build a new track at the high school in 1996, allowing the track teams to host home meets for the first time in over 15 years. Steve is also a member of the Brookfield Lions.

Steve and Cassie have four children, all of whom graduated from BHS. Cassie is also a long-time coach and volunteer, having been the BHS cross country and track coach for many years and served as the diving coach of both the Middle School and High School diving teams.