G. Kenneth Bernhard, Secretary
G. Kenneth Bernhard, Secretary – Long-time Westport resident, former state legislative representative from the 136th district, and Partner, Cohen and Wolf in the law firm's Municipal, Business & Corporate, Real Estate and Family Law Groups. Dividing his time between the firm's Bridgeport and Westport offices, Mr. Bernhard presently serves as town attorney for the Town of Wilton, Connecticut, and served as town attorney for the Town of Weston from 2000 to 2009 and the Town of Westport from 1981-1985, 1989-1993, and 1997.
From 1997-2005, Mr. Bernhard was Westport's State Representative to the Connecticut General Assembly and served as an Assistant Minority Leader. Mr. Bernhard previously served as Westport 's Third Selectman from 1987 to 1989 and was elected to the Westport Zoning Board of Appeals in 1989. He volunteered his services to the Connecticut Judiciary as an attorney trial referee from 1984-1996 and served, or presently serves, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Westport Public Library; Nursing & Home Care; The Westport Chamber of Commerce; The Norwalk Human Services Council; Earthplace; the Westport Historical Society; and the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation.
Mr. Bernhard is a Senior Attorney with the Center for International Legal Studies located in Salzburg, Austria and under its auspices has taught American Constitutional Law at law universities in Bulgaria, Poland, Russia, Latvia, and Mongolia . Working with UNESCO, Mr. Bernhard has taught copyright and contract law in Jordan.
Mr. Bernhard received his B.A. in 1966 from Yale University, and his J.D. (1969) and LL.M. (1970) from New York University Law School.