Let me introduce myself to you and tell you why I am seeking the position of State Representative from the Rutland-Bennington House District that serves the Towns of Wells, Pawlet, Tinmouth, Middletown Springs, and Rupert.
I have been a resident of the Town of Wells for 30 years and have been employed as Poultney’s Town Manager for 31 years,Village Manager for 18 years. My experience and knowledge is in local government operations.
My current job description gives you a better picture of just what my position is and what my responsibilities are:
- Responsible for the financial affairs of the of the Town and Village, including budget preparation, fiscal control and record keeping systems, acting as purchasing agent, performing risk assessment and management, long range capital budget and program planning, tax collector, delinquent tax collector, preparation of annual tax rates for the Selectboard and Village Trustees;
- Various additional positions held with the Town, including Personnel Officer, Health Officer, Zoning Administrator, staff support to the Planning Commission and Development Review Board, E-9-1-1 Coordinator, Co-Chair Emergency Management Coordinator (6 declared Federal Disasters), Co-Director Recreation Commission and Dog Warden (by default);
- Road Commissioner, directing and supervising the operation and maintenance of the municipal road system;
- Grant preparation, administration and compliance in the areas Transportation (bridges, culverts, sidewalks, municipal lighting systems), Housing, Economic Development, Infrastructure improvements in the areas water and wastewater plant and collection system upgrades, storm water mitigation and collection system upgrades, public facilities and equipment, Historic Preservation, Recreation Facilities.