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Deputy mayor advocates for Clarke, Zupan, Moran

Letter to the editor

— To the editor:

I am writing to express my support for Cazenovia Town Board candidates Tom Clarke, Bill Zupan and Liz Moran. This is a remarkably talented group of people who offer extensive experience, knowledge and skills.

Tom Clarke’s deep and varied background makes him a natural fit for town supervisor. He is a resident of Cazenovia who has dedicated much of his life to his community, both as a public servant and as an active volunteer. His service as village trustee and mayor give him unique perspective.

Intermunicipal dealings are becoming not only more common, but vital in this age of collaboration and sharing. Tom’s understanding of village affairs will be a huge asset as we work jointly to solve issues that affect us all.

In addition, Tom’s three decades as chief operator of the Madison County Sewer District will allow him to hit the ground running at the county level. His network of contacts, reputation for consistent follow-through and understanding of how to get things done will provide a seamless transition to town supervisor.

I have had the pleasure of working closely with both Liz Moran and Bill Zupan. Both have been key players in our quest for a healthy lake, and without their hard work we would not be where we are today, enjoying dramatically improved water clarity and well positioned to continue the fight.

The Renovate treatments in 2009 and 2010 were the result of hours and hours of collaboration, largely spearheaded by Liz and Bill. Liz’s technical expertise in the area of water quality, along with her highly developed negotiation and diplomacy skills were invaluable in securing DEC approval and writing our Watershed Management Plan. Bill was the linchpin in knitting together all of the various stakeholders into a cohesive team — the village, the Lake Association, Lake Watershed Council, the sportsmen – all were critical to our success but stronger as a united team.

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