I have decided that I would like to give the village residents an opportunity to have a choice when selecting their next Mayor.
Having the freedom of democracy is a gift from past leaders who conferred and formulated the American political process. One of the benefits of democracy is that if we are given a choice to select a candidate during an election we can cast our vote in support of the candidate of our choice.
As a 30 year resident and a mother, I have raised two sons who have now given me the pleasure of five grandchildren. Successfully, I am a Real Estate Broker for twenty plus years. My previous business background includes serving on the City of Auburn and Cayuga County Planning Boards, various energy commissions, which included solar, geothermal and low head hydro projects and the National Housing Authority. Other relative experiences include a financial background in the mortgage industry.
We are proud of many venues in Skaneateles which are a result of a special component that is part of the fabric of our Skaneateles community: volunteerism. I had the priviledge of chairing the first major fundraiser for the restoration of the Skaneateles Historical Creamery.
I am committed to bring a spirit of initiative to the Mayor's position with new skills, new ideas and a new level of engagement that will continue to forge new alliances for an effective government. As we strive to protect our jewel of Skaneateles Lake and preserve the beautification of our village heritage, we need to be mindful during these difficult economic times of the lack of sales tax revenue, cutbacks in state aid, and high property taxes as they affect our budget. I am prepared to discuss these and other necessary issues that are confronting our immediate attention.
Please mark your calendars to vote on March 15. I am looking forward to your support by giving you a choice as your next Mayor.