Roxanne McCann, Republican Running for Council.
1. I currently serve on the BOE. I felt that if I could get involved I would be able to make a difference in the education of our children.
2. Plymouth has a lot to offer but we face challenges as well. We are not a wealthy community and we need to work toward tightening the budget year over year. It is imperative that we work with businesses in town to help them thrive in our community. It isn’t just taxes that play a role in whether a company stays or goes. Infrastructure is important as well as a skilled labor force. Our attack on blight will help draw people to our town.
3. My ability to listen, communicate and share new ideas from myself and my neighbors. I have an education in business and 10-plus years of management experience and understand how a budget is built and the impact of errors along the way.
4. Reducing non-essential costs, increasing the amount of businesses coming to town and having an open dialogue with my constituents. I want to hear what people have to say and that can’t always be done at town meetings so I would be sure to make myself available outside of meetings.
5. We need to find a way to keep costs low while continuing the progress we have seen under the current administration. This challenge has caused a divide amongst townspeople and we need to find a way to repair that.
6. The amount of volunteers in town. From the Terryville Fire Department, the Lions Club, our Local Prevention Council and everyone in between, we are a town built on volunteers who are truly passionate about our town.
7. I am dedicated to improving our town. Since moving here in 2006 I have worked hard at being a part of the community, serving as president of Plymouth Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary, volunteering at the fair, and always willing to lend a hand when I am able. During my time on the BOE we have seen students thrive, opened lines of communication and worked to address parents’ concerns.