The chief elected officials of Westport and Weston will give an update on issues in their communities at Thursday's meeting of the Y's Men of Westport/Weston.

First Selectman Jim Marpe of Westport and Weston's First Selectman, Gayle Weinstein will each review current topics and challenges in their respective communities, according to program organizers.

The gathering gets underway with coffee and doughnuts at 9:45 a.m. at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, following by the speaker program at 10:30.

Marpe, a Republican elected to his first term as first selectman in 2013, earned a bachelor's degree in management science from Case Western Reserve University and holds an MBA from Wharton. He had a 32-year career as an information system consultant with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), where, prior to retirement, he headed the firm's worldwide financial services. He also was a member of the town's Board of Education.

Weinstein, a Democrat elected first selectman in 2009, earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Brandeis University and holds a master's degree from Stony Brook University. She worked as a personnel recruiter in New York for seven years before moving to Weston.

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