Vision

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My priorities for the Town Council are:
* Sound town management
* Protecting our quality of life
* Responsible budgeting
* Government responsive to voters

Amherst’s quality of life is our community’s most precious asset, we must work together to protect and enhance it. We are defined by our public schools, public services, and thriving higher education institutions, beautiful surroundings and cultural richness. These qualities brought my family and so many others to this community.  I want to ensure that these qualities are here for all present and future Amherst residents.  We can accomplish this by ensuring sound management at every level of town services.  

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Experience

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I have served in various capacities on volunteer boards for Amherst for over 20 years.  I have served on:

  • Select Board
  • Town Meeting
  • Finance Committee
  • Budget Coordinating Committee, Co-Chair
  • Regional School Planning & Budgeting Group
  • Campus and Community Coalition
  • Town Meeting

I came to Amherst thirty-six years ago to live, work, and raise a family.  I am an attorney and served as Director of Western Massachusetts Legal Services, a nonprofit provider of civil legal assistance for poor people for over 26 years.  When I retired, I welcomed the opportunity to offer my knowledge and skills to our town. 

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Collaboration

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Amherst government is our collective effort ot acheive together what we cannot do individually. Its goals and priorities must represent our voters, residents, and tax payers.

That requires that our Council listen to people, considers their views and needs, and explains its decisions. I have been guided by that value of transparency in my professional work as director of the regional civil legal aid organization and in my service to the town.  

The accountability to voters promised by the proponents of the new Town Charter will begin with the election of the first Council and must continue as the Council assumes its responsibilities.

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17 Hitching Post Road, Amherst, MA 01002
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