Citizen News, Letter to Editor, October 21, 2015.
To the Editor:
I write with enthusiastic support for Don Lowe
and Ashleigh Blake to be the new leadership team
that Sherman very much needs. I have known Don
and Ashleigh for many years and can testify that
their commitment to service has been amply
demonstrated by years of volunteerism for our town.
They have served on boards and commissions, both
public and private, and given selflessly for the
benefit of all Sherman folks.
I had the privilege of serving with Ms. Blake for 8 years on the Sherman Conservation Commission. She was Vice Chair for 7 of those years and was my invaluable partner in fulfilling our role advising the
Sherman Planning and Zoning Commission during a
very active period of land development here.
Ashleigh also played an important role in the
creation of the Sherman Natural Resources and
Inventory Report. Her ideas and design sense were
critical to the successful completion of this valuable
resource for Sherman. In addition, Ashleigh was the
prime mover in planning and hosting the very
popular Sherman Farm Tour Days and the Energy
Fair Day on the Sherman Green. As with all her
efforts, she brought dedication, enthusiasm and
focus in creating a fine and instructive visit to our
town’s still vibrant farm and bringing a variety of
energy specialists to town.
I am confident that, together, Don and Ashleigh
will bring the same dedication, hard work and focus
to the positions of First Selectman and Selectman.
As we have seen during the last 4 years, leading
Sherman takes more than appearances at photo-ops
and Facebook postings. We need the real leadership
that Don Lowe and Ashleigh Blake will bring to Sherman government.