Joanna Gardner and Bahman Mahdavi

Golob, Chevalier, and Johnson-Aplin have a lot to offer Newfane

It is time to vote for our Selectboard members, and we have a number of candidates to choose from, which is wonderful. We are very grateful to anyone who takes on this job. Having served on many boards, we both know how much time this kind of service demands.

Our Selectboard deals with many different issues, some of them very practical and some with large social ramifications. We saw this play out last year, when the board was asked to condemn racist writing on our sidewalks and to participate in anti-bias trainings. Some board members saw immediately the importance of these actions and supported the requests.

Ann Golob was one of these. She spoke of her experiences in past workplaces and brought a broad understanding to the issue. She was levelheaded when speaking and presented logical, clear arguments for her case. We personally feel she speaks with experience, compassion and intelligence.

Furthermore, Ann represents the town on the Windham Regional Planning Commission. She was elected to the executive board of the WRPC and is the chair of its community development committee. She is the Selectboard's liaison to our planning commission and has done solid work to prepare us to wisely use the federal American Rescue Plan Act money.

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