Kit Devereaux has served in more capacities in New Canaan government and not-for-profits than there is space to list. Her tenure on Town Council, Board of Finance and the Charter Review Commission, and her financial services background, provide the necessary experience and skills to manage town government, improve accountability and save taxpayers’ money.
Kit’s track record, including serving on the Parks & Recreation Commission, as president of the League of Women Voters and her many roles at St. Mark‘s Church, provides hard evidence that Kit is collaborative, a good listener, transparent and an effective problem solver. New Canaan needs such qualities to solve challenges like declining state funding for schools and other services, poor cell phone service, inadequate parking, and sloppy oversight of town projects.
Kit will be a hands-on first selectman ensuring effective processes for town projects and collaborating with other town bodies to find reasonable solutions if problems occur. There will be no more surprises regarding construction-project budgets caused by inadequate planning and communication failures.
An additional important reason to vote for Kit: Her opponent, Kevin Moynihan, was an early supporter of Donald Trump. A strong Trump supporter as first selectman would enshrine dangerous divisiveness, hindering collaboration, transparency and rational debate of difficult issues. New Canaan deserves better than that. Vote for Kit for civility and open, effective government!