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LETTER: Support Andrea For Board of Selectmen


The following is a letter to the editor from Mike Green. Letters to the editor do not necessarily reflect the views of WestfordCAT or its Board of Directors. To submit your own letter to the editor, e-mail [email protected]

This year’s election is Tuesday May 3rd, and I’d like to voice my support, and ask for your support of Andrea Peraner-Sweet for re-election to the Board of Selectmen.  After serving with Andrea for 10+ years on the Planning Board, I have seen her continued strong commitment to Town service on the Board of Selectmen.  She displays a passion for Westford and for public service, an open mind to discuss what are at times difficult issues, and a commitment to make sure that diverse views are heard and respected.
Her efforts and passion in support of the Town have covered a range of areas.  Her work on the Economic Development Committee has supported bringing strong new companies to Westford, and has helped Westford based companies grow.  With the continued challenges of growth in Westford, her work on the Affordable Housing Trust and the Town Center Parking & Traffic Safety Committee has continued to recognize the need for Town infrastructure and housing options in our community.   Her work on the Drew Gardens Task Force Committee showed a commitment to work through a complex issue with a team approach, and to be able to present this to the Town for their review and vote in a timely fashion.  In her work on the Board of Selectmen Andrea has consistently demonstrated a willingness to bring groups together for discussion, examine diverse views, and balance fiscal responsibility with the needs for service for Westford.  In issues that involve work between Boards and Committees in Town Andrea displays a respect for those volunteers and Town Staff, an appreciation of their expertise, opinions, and experience, and an ability to foster discussion to move things forward.    Please join me in supporting Andrea for re-election to the Board of Selectmen.
Mike Green
Hidden Valley Road