aerial view of the Stratfield Historic District

Board of Directors

Margaret Judge


A lifelong Connecticut resident, Margaret moved to Bridgeport from Sandy Hook in 2004 with her son, Gregory, when she married her high school sweetheart, Dave. She holds undergraduate and MBA degrees from Sacred Heart University. She soon found out that she loved sidewalks, streetlights, and her wonderful neighbors. The Stratfield Historic District neighborhood has been truly a wonderful place to raise her son.

Margaret  is currently Director of Human Resources for a Fortune 500 company in Norwalk, CT. She is also Past State Director for the Society of Human Resource Management for the State of Connecticut, where she continues to help lead conferences and events. She won the HR Professional of the Year award in 2012. Margaret attends St. Rose Church in Newtown. In her spare time, she enjoys walking, yoga, listening to music and going to the beach at Seaside Park beach every chance she gets!

Steve Farrell

Vice President

A resident of the Stratfield Historic District since 2012, Steve served a term as Member at Large prior to his election to the office of Vice President.

Dave Judge

David Judge


A lifelong Connecticut resident, David Judge moved to Bridgeport in 1995. He moved to the District In 2004 when he married his high school sweetheart who joined him in his home. They converted it from a bachelor pad to a home with her son, Gregory, and their dog Midnight. David had the foresight to see the neighborhood as a great place to live and he enjoys it very much.

David is President and Founder of Judge Construction, LLC that he began in 2001. Prior to that, David was a Facilities Manager in Stamford, Connecticut. David works constantly at both new and refurbishing homes and commercial offices. He truly loves his trade of being an Electrician and will continue to grow his business in the Bridgeport area. David loves his animals, working at his shop, antiquing, and spending time on his front porch with his wife and friends!

Linda Robak


A recent addition to our neighborhood, Linda brings tremendous experience as a marketer and political campaign consultant to our organization.

Judith Shanner

Member at Large

Judy has owned a home in the Stratfield Historic District for nearly 25 years. As a history buff, genealogist and architecture afficionado, she has always had a soft spot for vintage homes. Together with her late husband, she ran a successful marketing communications firm. They played an active role in the original SHDA, serving as officers, publishing the newsletter and organizing events. The two also organized an ad hoc group that saved two of Bridgeport’s National Register districts from the wrecking ball. Judy served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, and helped to develop its long-term strategic plan.

Judy is currently a business-to-business marketing consultant. A classically-trained soprano, she has appeared in opera, concert and recitals and has enjoyed a second career as a church soloist. Each December she presents a concert of sacred Christmas music at Calvary St. George’s Episcopal Church in the district.