Photo: Jessie Bennett (photo from http://www.bennettforbelmont.com)
I am inspired by you.
You have shared so much with me these last few months: your hopes for your children or your retirement; your excitement, and nervousness, about the educational opportunities brought by the new 7-12 school; your determination to address our climate goals, cost of housing, business climate, traffic congestion, and pedestrian safety; your passion for the gathering places that define our town – the library, rink, and soon, community path.
You are what I love about Belmont.
So let’s do something bold. Let’s bring us all together. Let’s bring our combined skills, experiences, points of view. And let’s work like crazy until we get things done.
That’s what I do. I’ve spent my entire professional life joining and leading teams – in banking and non-profits, marketing and communications. I’ve spent nearly a decade in Belmont organizations – from town government to school-related non-profits to citizen groups – collaborating and leading people to accomplish big goals.
At this moment in time, Belmont needs a leader. Not an analyst, not a manager – we have those on staff. We need a Selectwoman who talks to residents, studies every angle of the issues, and values the advice of town departments and committees.
We need a leader who strikes the right balance and keeps us all in mind when tough decisions are made.
This is my promise: I am here to serve you, and I will never forget that it’s not about me – it’s about us.
I hope you will join me in creating the future of our town, and I humbly ask for your vote on April 2.