Letter: New Canaan Fortunate for Robin Bates-Mason’s Service

As a father of five who has had the privilege of calling New Canaan home for the last 30 years, I care deeply about the choices made in Town Hall. As an unaffiliated voter, I represent a growing demographic in New Canaan. We value our independent thinking, and expect the government that represents us to reflect our values regardless of political orientation. 

As a concerned resident, I believe my priorities mirror those of my neighbors: the preservation of the aspects of town we cherish such as its character and a commitment to the modernizations that encourage our town to flourish, with a renewed dedication to fiscally minded decision-making. 

New Canaan’s viability rests on our ability to be sustainable in every sense of the word, and encompasses every aspect of our community and its governance. These entities are all intricately connected and require an adept municipal government that is knowledgeable about relevant information, willing to take on the work to become conversant on new topics, and familiar with the processes and nuances implicit to town management. As I have gotten to know Robin Bates-Mason it has become evident that she—because of her career, community involvement, affability, and perseverance—is someone who can isolate issues, relate to others, collaborate towards a solution, and get the job done. 

Robin is distinctly capable as both a valuable group member, and as a leader when necessary.

Letter: Robin Bates-Mason for Town Council

Robin Bates-Mason would make a fine member of the Town Council. Robin grew up in Darien and has lived in New Canaan for 20 years — she knows this area well. She has two sons at New Canaan High School. Robin organized and leads Planet New Canaan where I have observed firsthand her knowledge, caring and energy helping New Canaan to be more green, to deal with plastic bags, to pick up litter, to educate school kids and adults with speakers and films, along with many other efforts. New Canaan is recycling less of its waste and spending substantially more than nearby towns on waste disposal.