Why I'm running for Hillsborough Town Board

Hello Orange Politics friends - I filed on July 5 to run for Hillsborough Town Board, below is my "why I am running" statement. Thanks for reading!

Why I am running for Town Board

Hillsborough is a wonderful place to live. Its historic small town charm, tightly knit community, diversity, and commitment to parks and walkability make it a true gem of the Triangle. As more people discover Hillsborough, our greatest challenge will be maintaining our small town charm while making the town an affordable place to live, work, and play.

If I am elected to represent you on the Town Board, I would work to guide Hillsborough through this time of intense interest from developers to make wise choices about the kinds of development we approve.  We need to consider traffic, water and sewer needs, affordability, accessibility, and the aesthetic contribution any development or major change we make.

I would take seriously my responsibility to listen to the concerns of the community and to make forward-thinking decisions on the Town Board.  Our plans for future growth must be balanced against budgetary and environmental constraints. It is my belief that local government must do all it can to offer its citizens safety, clean air, clean water, and plentiful green space. In the context of development, this means considering density rather than sprawl, walkability rather than car-focused development, and incorporating efficiency and alternative energy whenever and wherever we can.

I have a strong commitment to equity and diversity, and seek to ensure that all of our town’s citizens from all neighborhoods have the opportunity to reap the benefits of living in this lovely place.

I will work to promote small town sustainability for all the people of Hillsborough.




Thanks so much for introducing yourself here, Jenn! I'm really excited to see some younger (relatively) more progressive candidates like you in Hillsborough.We look forward to seeing you on Friday at the Candidate Coming Out Party. That's http://www.facebook.com/events/472857099466579 for others who haven't RSVP'ed yet. Please invite your friends. 


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