Thank you to the League of Women Voters for continuing to publish their Election Guide as we transition to a new form of government. Below is the question asked of all Town Council candidate and my answer. You can find all candidate answers on the League’s website.
I want Amherst to thrive in all aspects of government. The Town Council will have many more than three important tasks. But I believe the most important tasks are to (1) establish procedures that are open, transparent, timely, and inclusive to make certain resident perspectives are reflected in Council decisions; (2) create a process that achieves the goals of the Master Plan in a responsible, coherent, and deliberate manner and embodies the vision of today’s residents; and (3) work with Town officials to improve Amherst’s infrastructure, including the elementary schools, all libraries, the downtown fire station, and the DPW building.