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I am writing to support the re-election of Bonnie Schwartz for Pound Ridge Town Councilwoman. We first met about 15 years ago when our daughters began kindergarten at Pound Ridge Elementary School and volunteered for PTA and classroom projects. Bonnie’s ability to foster cooperation and motivate people was immediately evident. Years later, when she volunteered as assistant coach of our daughters’ softball team, these talents were on display again. We have worked together organizing social events and philanthropic endeavors, benefiting Pound Ridge families experiencing difficult circumstances. In every instance, Bonnie exhibited exceptional leadership and organizational skills.
The outcome invariably improves with Bonnie involved. Always fiscally prudent, she is adept at finding simple solutions for the issue at hand. As councilwoman, she implemented the installation of automatic thermostats in both the Town Hall and Conant Hall to reduce fuel and electricity costs. Additionally, Bonnie enacted the policy of charging out-of-town attendees to defray the expenses of the July 4th fireworks show.
Bonnie’s tireless commitment to Pound Ridge is reflected in the numerous town organizations to which she volunteers her time. During the last eight years she has actively volunteered for the Lions Club, serving as the organization’s president for the last five years. She’s been involved in the town’s Office of Emergency Management since 2007, our Recreation Department since 1999. The list of beneficiaries of her selfless efforts is endless.
Bonnie loves our town and is so appreciative of its many wonderful qualities. She has been advocating patronage of our shops here long before “buying local” became a movement. She is “Ms. Pound Ridge” and can always be spotted in Scotts Corners or jogging through one of our neighborhoods. The sight of her joyfully figure skating on the Town Park pond without another soul in sight, as I drove by one cold winter night, is permanently etched in my memory.
On November 7, please join me in voting for Bonnie Schwartz and her team of Lyman-Marchetti-Damascus.
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