Larissa Brenner is one of six candidates running for a councilor seat on the Manlius Town Board. There are three openings.
Currently Stay-at-Home Mom; earned masters of public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University; formerly employed as legislative aide for NYS Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli focusing on economic development, education, health and Veterans issues; also previously worked as a research assistant on campaign finance reform at the Brookings Institution
This is the first time I have run for political office. I have served as the elected treasurer for the Onondaga County Young Democrats. I have volunteered for numerous local, county and state campaigns.
Member of the Onondaga County Democratic Committee; Volunteered with a Sustainability Committee for Onondaga County; Member of the Maxwell Central New York Alumni Association; RSVP Mom for Mommy & Me of Central New York; Member of the East Side Moms
Why are you running for a seat on the Manlius Town Board?
My education from the Maxwell School and my experience working as a legislative aide have given me the knowledge necessary to evaluate proposals before the town board and to make decisions that will benefit our entire community.
We must bring our town property taxes to an affordable level, and we can do so while still providing the high quality services that we expect of the town. We can achieve this goal by looking to share services/equipment to reduce operating costs, by creating a business-friendly environment so that we fill up our empty commercial space, by adopting a sustainable development plan, and by more aggressively pursuing federal and state grants for upcoming infrastructure projects. With these measures, we should be better able to keep property taxes under control while maintaining our quality of life.
Name at least two key issues happening within the town that concern you and please describe what you would like to do to address them, if elected.