The town of New Canaan is to me, like you, a place I have always considered home, where lives were formed and happy memories made, where friendships developed and a strong sense of community built. With the upcoming election, New Canaan should preserve community by addressing present challenges and position itself for future prosperity.
With the 2017 Tax Act limiting the deductibility of state and local taxes as well as mortgage interest payments, the town of New Canaan must become more flexible in its fiscal planning to confront the challenges these changes present. Such a response should draw on professional expertise so as to engage thoughtfully, clearly and effectively in laying the groundwork for a sound fiscal future.
In this regard, the town of New Canaan is very fortunate to have Craig Donovan offering his time, skills and expertise to become First Selectman. His 30-year career in public management education and advisory work give him the skills and background to bring best practices to bear in New Canaan’s government.
Through various nonprofits, Craig has leveraged his expertise at the intersection of education and community service. A founding board member of Future City Inc., he has helped educate and inform numerous communities about sustainable development. Craig understands that when it comes to nurturing the success of small towns, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
I strongly support the election of Craig Donovan for first selectman.
David Garrity, former New Canaan resident