I have worked with people all of my life. I have served on numerous board and commissions, school committees, and the City Council. I grew up in a family committed to service and my mother always told me “the best gift you can give anyone is the gift of time.” No truer words were ever spoken.
- Led the effort to develop the Northern Berkshire Regional Veterans Office in City Hall; a collaboration of five Northern Berkshire communities to share the cost of providing services to their veterans.
- Managed to fund our most valued services: fire, police, library, and senior center despite stark budget cuts.
- Worked hard with the school Superintendent within my role as Chair of the School Committee to maintain quality educational, art, sports, and after-school programming.
- Espoused this personal mantra: “My door is always open and my mind is never closed.”