Editor’s note: Anita Tonakarn-Nguyen was elected to the Select Board on June 30. WestfordCAT is asking her and all the newly elected and re-elected board/committee members to answer the following:
Would you kindly comment on what this means to you and tell us why you wanted to serve on the Select Board?
Ever since I was young, I’ve always felt a call to serve people. The more involved I became in Westford, the more I saw opportunities to build partnerships bring a voice to the table that was not represented. I am honored and humbled to be have an opportunity to do this and serve on the Select Board!
This win means so much to me in different ways. It validates my ideas for building partnerships and strengthening community. It validates diverse perspectives. This win also gives me an opportunity to build upon the work of my parents and immigrants before me and whose shoulders I stand upon. I am excited to serve the Town of Westford and will do so to the best of my ability!