Putting New Milford before politics.

As a native New Milfordite whose ancestors were among the first to settle here, it’s in my DNA to be concerned about our wonderful community. Beginning with the Girl Scouts, serving as Chairperson of the New Milford Tricentennial Commission and then serving as an elected official. I have always loved the “we can do it!” attitude of New Milford residents and volunteers and the satisfaction of helping the community.

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 proud to have served for 6 terms. I’ve served on two Library Modernization & Construction Committees, Municipal Building Committee, Recycling Sub-Committee, the Long Term Recovery Committee, Housing Partnership Committee and as Volunteer Coordinator for our Vaccination Clinic.

Over my 45 years of successfully bringing organizational efficiencies to businesses, I 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.

After retiring from Corporate consulting in 2016 I became the Community Impact Coordinator for the United Way of Coastal and Western CT, covering the Southern Litchfield County region. I’m helping members of our community who are striving to better themselves and I’m able to stay connected with our community at-large and work with many dedicated volunteers.

I am proud to call New Milford my home and I want successive generations to be just as proud of what they inherit. As I begin my 7th term as a Town Council member I will continue 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 were many candidates to choose from on both sides of the ballot. I thank those who have put their faith in me and my fellow Council members. We believe that New Milford is the Best Town in the USA and will continue moving our community forward!