1. Keeping Nathaniel Witherell a town-owned, town-run facility. Greenwich is so privileged to have its own quality nursing facility, a fact that sets the town apart from most others in the country. One hallmark of a community is how it treats its children and elderly, and keeping Nathaniel Witherell town-owned should be a priority for this and future generations.
2. Responding to public safety challenges and funding the renovation of the Central Fire House. The current Central Fire House is unsafe and unsanitary, and our public safety workers deserve a clean, modern, and up-to-code facility in which to serve our town.
3. Educational issues and the funding of the MISA project. The Greenwich High School Music Instructional and Auditorium (MISA) project is an investment in the future of Greenwich and will be a key component of promoting the arts for our students. Having this new performing arts space will ensure that Greenwich stays competitive with other local towns and places a premium on giving students the tools they need to achieve their full potential.
4. Addressing the need for a housing platform that works for our town. We are at a crossroads in Greenwich in the realm of town-assisted housing, and the reality is that new housing cannot and should not go forward without actively engaging the citizenry. Our goal now should be to work with the Housing Board and the Housing Task Force to create affordable, attractive housing throughout the town without displacing neighborhoods or public spaces.
5. Spearheading efforts to create solutions to quality of life issues. Whether residents have concerns over open space usage, noise, road quality, or traffic, quality of life issues are one reason residents turn to their Selectman for help. I will continue to make quality of life issues a priority, and work with neighborhood communities to find practical solutions to everyday problems.
6. Finally, and most importantly, keeping my door in the Selectman’s Office open. Over the past year and a half, I have been privileged to meet with residents, town employees and business owners in my office, their homes and offices, and throughout town. The most important (and most enjoyable) job I have as Selectman is maintaining this open door policy, and I will continue to do so as long as I am your Selectman.