RTM, district 3
Picture above, 2015: picture below, 2012.
Westport’s District 3 has been my home for almost 17 years. My husband and I moved to Westport from Washington, D.C. in 1999. We have two children. My son, Rob, is a freshman at Staples High School and a new member of Staples High School freshman soccer team! My daughter, Anna, is in 5th grade at Kings Highway
Elementary School, is a newly elected representative to her school's Caring Council and a member of the Westport YMCA gymnastics team (yes, I'm a proud mom!!). We are thrilled to call Westport home and can't imagine living anywhere else.
I am also proud to currently represent District 3 after having been appointed in May 2013 to fill Hadley Rose’s open RTM seat and then being elected in my own right to a two-year term in Nov. 2013. Since then, I have worked diligently on the Special Sewer Extension Committee, have taken part in votes on the budget and the town Anti-Blight Ordinance among others, and sit on the Long Range Planning, Education, Public Works, and Rules committees. I am committed to the needs of District 3 and the entire community—families, seniors, business people, and local mom and pop shops among others.
In addition to my current work on the RTM, I am a Girl Scout leader, an active member of the PTA and Westport’s Assumption Church, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and formerly served as secretary of the Westport Democratic Town Committee and as a board member of Project Return and New Neighbors among other volunteer efforts. And of course I am a soccer and gymnastics mom!
Westport is a wonderful town and I feel very lucky to be able to raise my family here. But even in a town as special as Westport, there is still work to be done. There are important large issues such as the need to continually improve our town’s education system while doing so within existing fiscal constraints; helping our town’s seniors “age in place” by making better use of property tax deferral programs and supporting in-town senior housing, including low-income units; and daily quality-of-life issues such as reducing traffic, adding and repairing sidewalks, and providing additional rail station parking or access to parking passes. Most important though, I look forward to hearing from you, the residents of District 3, about what you think.
I hope you can take a few minutes to browse my web site, learn what I stand for, where I stand on the issues facing the town, and a bit about my background. Most important though, I really want to hear from you, so please go to the "Contact Me" button above and tell me what is on your mind.