Public Service

This is John Engel's public service resume. 

Staying Put in New Canaan, First Birthday Party Celebration

New Canaan Town Council , 2013 - present

The Town Council is New Canaan's legislative body. Twelve members are elected, six members in every odd-numbered year to serve four-year, staggered terms. The primary responsibilities of the Council encompass bylaws,ordinances and approval of appropriations. 

The Town Council also has the authority to approve, disapprove, or reduce appropriations recommended by the Board of Finance, including, but not limited to, the annual Town Budget. The Council also selects the Town's auditors. The Town Council must also approve any improvement on any real property owned by the Town. 

New Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals, 2007-2013

The mission of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to consider and, when justified, grant relief from zoning regulations when substantiated by a valid hardship 

Staying Put in New Canaan, board member and volunteer

Staying Put in New Canaan is a private non-profit volunteer-supported organization dedicated to giving our seniors the practical means and social support to live their lives to the fullest, safely and confidently, in the New Canaan community. Through partnerships with proven providers of services, we're able to offer our members preferred access to social and cultural activities, exercise activities, household and home maintenance services, and transportation and shopping assistance, as well as home health care services and assisted living at home. We began offering these services in January 2008. I have been a member of the Board since 2007.

The Peter Wojtecki Foundation for Veteran Assistance  founding board member

The Peter Wojtecki Foundation for Veteran Assistance is looking for veterans who reside in Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Stamford who need help with their rent or mortgage or any other expense determined to be basic to life need. Founded by New Canaan resident Helen Sienkiewicz in 2010 I serve on this board with New Canaan High School principal Tony Pavia

New Canaan VFW, Post 653, new member

VFW Post #653 meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street. Post #653 place fresh green christmas wreaths with bright red bows on the gravesites of every New Canaan veteran. There are over 800 veterans buried in Lakeview whose graves we put wreaths on -- some date back to the Civil War. I am proud to be a Veteran of a foreign war and a member of the VFW.

New Canaan Outback Teen Center, former Board Member

The Outback, New Canaan Teen Center, Inc., is dedicated to providing a positive and enriching environment in New Canaan where teens are able to relax, socialize, participate in self-directed activities, and have the opportunity to contribute to the community.

New Canaan Rotary Club, member

Funds raised through our fundraisers go to support local, domestic and international projects and organizations.   Requests for funding go through an annual grant review process in the Spring of each year.   Fellowship, fun and camaraderie are cornerstones of our Club. I have run the Rotary Golf Outing for the past few years.

St. Aloysius School, parent. former President of the HSA

St. Aloysius School is located in the heart of New Canaan, adjacent to the St. Aloysius Church. The school is coeducational for kindergarten through grade 8. It draws its student population from fifteen zip codes. St. Aloysius School is a unique balance of faith, academic excellence, and service to the community. As President of the HSA and over many years I worked with my fellow volunteers to raise money to retain great teachers, renovate the School, build a new playground, build a new computer lab, install computers and smart boards in all classrooms and install a new kitchen.

St. Aloysius Parish, member

I've been a member of St. Aloysius for over 30 years. I was a 12 year old CCD student. Now and for the last ten years I have been a teacher of CCD students being confirmed. I have been an organizing member in various capital campaigns to renovate the church, to build brick walkways and to renovate Stapleton Hall.

St. Aloysius Emmaus Community, member since 1984, candidate on Emmaus VI and PIE I (Adult Emmaus)

The Emmaus program originated in the diocese of Bridgeport and has been active in
St. Aloysius Parish for twenty years. Some thirty parishes in the diocese have sponsored Emmaus weekends and Bishop Lori, as evidence of his strong support, continues to make available the buildings and grounds of the All Saints School and Convent for some forty such weekends a year. St. Aloysius sponsors three Emmaus weekends per year, spring and fall for teens, and summer for adults.

The CEO Roundtable, Co-founder and President

Recognizing a burgeoning need for top-level executives to meet and network with their peers, and to discuss their business challenges, successes and opportunities, The CEO Roundtable was formed in May 2001 by David Lewis, President and founder of OperationsInc, and John Engel, CEO of, founder and former President of e-Media. Since then, the roundtable program has proven to be an invaluable resource for CEOs and top-level decision-makers dealing with business and operational issues and opportunities. Specifically, it has benefited 60 + CEOs and leaders representing companies of diverse size and industry.