One New Canaan, Moving Forward Together
This was not how I had planned to spend the next phase of my life. But we now live in a moment that compels us each to act. The forces that face us in New Canaan, including from Washington and Hartford, are substantial. We must prepare for a better life for our children and our grandchildren in 2030 and 2040. I take that long view because we have to, if we fail to plan for them now, we surely plan to fail them. There are many different ways that New Canaan could go but the only right way is to follow the vision that we all acting together, come to share and support.
Everyone who lives here can and should have a voice. Only working together can we make our town government more efficient, more transparent and financially sustainable. I want to use my 30 years of government management experience to keep our classic, historical charm—but with a modern, 21st century government.
We face many challenges in New Canaan today. As a parent, a grandparent and a teacher myself, I want us to remain #1 in the quality of our schools, but I also want us to become #1 in the quality and innovativeness of our town government. I Do Not want us to remain first/worst in spending growth or town debt. We have to learn to do more with less, to be better managed without bigger expenditures.
With your help, your support and most of all with your vote on November 5th, Kit Devereaux and I will work with all of you to change business as usual, to put and keep New Canaan on top where it counts.