I am writing in support of Penny Young’s candidacy for Town Council. I have known Penny for 20 years, and have worked with her on the board of the League of Women Voters for the past 15, including working with her closely to educate the public on town matters and to promote good governance when I was president of the League.
In her role on Town Council, Penny has been a leader in our community focusing on the same types of issues. Assigned by the chair of the Town Council to follow the Charter provisions for several years, she identified issues ripe for study, discussion and possible change. Ultimately she requested that the Council form a Charter Revision Commission, and was selected to serve on that Commission. The town voted on those recommendations in our last election.
Penny continues her focus on structuring policies and procedures for good governance by serving on the Bylaws and Ordinance Committee of the Town Council. In-depth research and collegial discussion are hallmarks of her approach to service on the Council.
That is Penny’s approach to all that she takes on. She’s open and available to talk to New Canaan residents, listens carefully to their concerns, and excels at absorbing and synthesizing information in order to craft viable solutions to real problems. I urge people to vote for Penny as part of a strong Republican slate to continue to address the needs of the town in a fiscally conservative fashion.