I hope that you and your family had an enjoyable and restful holiday season, and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year! With a New Year comes new decisions, and I would like to announce that I plan to run for reelection as a member of the Westborough Board of Selectmen on May 4, 2010. I have greatly appreciated your support over the past three years, and I hope that I can count on you as a supporter in my upcoming campaign.
It is hard to believe that three years have passed since I was first elected to the Board in May, 2007. In the difficult and uncertain times for our town and nation that have followed, I have made improving the lines of communication between you and your town government a priority. As a member of the Board, I have worked to bring a fresh perspective and to provide innovative leadership by:
Creating a liaison program to connect members of the Board with committee members who volunteer their time and expertise to benefit our community.
Proposing a pie chart that was included in tax bills and detailed how the town appropriated
Arranging seminars for residents on topics such as pedestrian safety and energy efficiency.
Proposing and supported greater collaboration between town boards during the budget process, and supporting long-term budget forecasting.
Creating a program to recognize long-time volunteers and employees for their service to the Town.
Serving as the chairman of the Lee Property Ad Hoc Committee and working to promote the use of this beautiful open space parcel.
Proposing that Westborough apply to become a Tree City USA, and presenting a tree bylaw that was adopted by town meeting.
I am proud to be the third generation of my family to serve in the town where I grew up, and I look forward to the possibility of continuing to serve my hometown as a member of the Board of Selectmen.. I look forward to speaking with you about your issues and concerns as the campaign progresses. Please do not hesitate to contact me on my cell phone at (508)-373-3152, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am working on developing a website that will be updated during the course of the campaign and is available at http://selectmantimdodd.blogstpot.com. I hope that I can count on your support, and I look forward to the possibility of serving the people of Westborough for another three years.
Timothy A. Dodd