Alan Tyma was raised in Derby. He was a founding Board member of the Valley Community Foundation and has returned for a second seven-year term. Alan created the John Tyma Fund at VCF to honor his father, who passed away at a young age. Alan is also a co-founder of the law firm, Ryan & Tyma, located in Shelton. Alan has served as counsel to many local nonprofits and Corporation Counsel to Derby and Assistant Corporation Counsel to Shelton. Alan has also served in leadership positions on many area Boards of Directors, including The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the Valley Chamber of Commerce, Griffin Hospital and the Valley Regional Water Authority, among others.
Alan lives in Woodbridge with his wife, Mary Ann, who teaches in Shelton. Together, they have two children and four grandchildren. Alan enjoys golf, swimming, staying fit and spending time with his family.