Candidate for Planning and Zoning Commission
I have served on the P&Z Commission for the past 4 years. I enjoy being on the Planning and Zoning Commission where I can contribute to balancing Killingworth’s rural character with the growth in population, buildings and businesses as well as planning for Killingworth’s future. A Killingworth resident for 49 years, I value our rural atmosphere, open spaces, wonderful people, school system, library, recreation areas, great organizations that provide valued contributions to town and help to those who need it, and our volunteers on Boards and Commissions.
I also am Vice-President on the Conservation Commission, a member on the Killingworth Community Fund Committee (formerly the Killingworth Foundation), a member of the Refugee Resettlement Coalition Group besides being a volunteer at the Killingworth Library. I represent Killingworth on the 9 Town Estuary Board of Directors.
In past years, I have served on the Board of Finance, was Co-Chair of the first Killingworth Charter Commission and Co-Chair of the first Killingworth Charter Revision Commission, and was on the Killingworth Ambulance Association’s Board of Directors.
I value living in Killingworth and I believe in giving back to the community that has provided quality life for my family and for all residents of Killingworth.
Questions for the Candidate
What do you love about Killingworth?
Everything – the rural atmosphere, open spaces, wonderful people, great organizations providing valued contributions to town and help to those who need it, the school system, the recreation areas. A great place to live in and bring up children.
Why are you running for this position?
Because I care about Killingworth and I believe in giving back to the community that has provided quality living for my family and for all residents of Killingworth
What are your qualifications for this position?
Have served on Planning and Zoning Commission as an Alternate for the past 4 years. Have knowledge of the regulations and have contributed to the Killingworth Plan of Conservation and Development to be effective in 2018
What is your favorite Killingworth town landmark/business?
Who is an influential person in your life?
My mother who instilled in my sister and me a disciplined approach to life and who stressed being good to others
Can you share the story of a community project you were involved in that was both meaningful for you and helped the town?
Representing Killingworth on 9 Town Transit and being instrumental in facilitating the Route 81 bus service that has received federal funding but still needs the 20& match from CT DOT.
What organizations in town—or out of town—do you belong to?
9 Town Transit, Director on Killingworth Foundation, Vice-chair of Conservation Commission, Library Volunteer, American Association of University Women
Any fun facts about yourself?
I enjoy playing duplicate bridge.