Putting New Milford before politics.

As a New Milford resident whose ancestors go back to the founding of New Milford, it’s in my DNA to be concerned about our wonderful community. Beginning with the Girl Scouts, then the CT Junior Women’s Club and on to the Rotary and the DAR, I enjoy the “we can do it!” attitude of a collaborative group as well as the satisfaction of helping others.

I began my civic involvement when elected to the New Milford Planning Commission in 2003, serving until 2011. I was honored to be elected to the New Milford Town Council in 2011, and am proud to have served for 3 terms. Over the years I’ve enjoyed serving on two Library Modernization Committees, the Recycling Sub-Committee and the Old Boardman Bridge. Chairing the Tricentennial Commission from 2005-2008 was indeed, a very high honor.

I retired Wildacres Consulting in 2015 but soon realized I missed the work-connection. In 2016 I took a position with the United Way of Western CT as the Greater New Milford Community Impact coordinator, and I thoroughly enjoy it. I’m helping members of our community who are striving to better themselves and able to stay connected with the community at-large and our many volunteers.

Over the past 45 years of successfully bringing organizational efficiencies to businesses I’ve found that the same key factors that bring co-workers to an amicable agreement are the basic tenets of volunteerism: collaboration, listening to all ideas and above all – open dialogue and inclusion.

A leader must recognize that the most successful path to consensus is collaboration, not alienation. Listening to all sides is essential for effective and efficient problem solving. I firmly believe that these same tools can and should be applied to municipal governing. Taxpayer input needs to sought and heeded for decisions that concern taxpayer dollars and that may impact generations to come.

I am proud to call New Milford my home and I want successive generations to be just as proud of what they inherit. If re-elected to Town Council on November 7th I will to put New Milford before politics. I will continue to speak-up for the volunteers who provide thousands of hours of service that enhance our everyday life and I will continue to be an advocate for agencies and businesses that provide the day-to-day services our families need to thrive.

There are lots of candidates to choose from on both sides of the ballot and a few independents. There are many slots to fill on Boards, Commissions, Town Council and Mayor. Some people will be familiar, some will be new faces. Please take the time to consider all candidates and make an informed decision. Above all, please VOTE on Tuesday, November 7th. New Milford needs your vote.