Sheila Morse

Eastes, Becker work to make Guilford resilient

Zon Eastes and Michael Becker are running to keep their seats on the Guilford Selectboard. It has been my pleasure to have served and worked with Zon and Michael over the last several years. I enthusiastically support their campaigns.

In every town, serving as a Selectboard member is a major time commitment. Guilford is no different. Members attend a wide variety of webinars, events, and functions across Vermont. Prepping for each meeting entails studying substantial amounts of documentation and presentations in advance; board members are liaisons with each of the town's commissions; they take on large projects; they serve on subcommittees.

Zon, for example, is a key player in DVFiber, the organization working to bring broadband to every Guilford resident. Zon and Michael focus on ensuring that our budgets are as tight as possible. Both are forward-looking, working to make Guilford resilient in the face of the climate crisis, demographic changes, and other external pressures.

To address the “elephant in town,” I do believe the Selectboard as a whole could have handled their concerns about the Planning Commission differently. However, this does not define their service overall.

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