Letter: Bosley endorses Bond as ‘most qualified’ for mayor / iBerkshires.com
For the publisher:
I am writing to ask my fellow citizens of North Adams to vote for Lynette Bond for mayor on November 2nd. While I know and love both candidates, this election must be about who is most qualified for the tough jobs facing North Adams. I believe Lynette Bond has shown the qualities and the qualifications to be our choice.
Lynette has a truly diverse background that will stand her in good stead as mayor. She holds a master’s degree in management. She has served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps, creating jobs in a third world country and in the most demanding situations. She has worked at the Berkshire Workforce Board in the management of grants and training programs and, with the City of Adams, has managed block grants programs for community development in the areas of housing rehabilitation, infrastructure and economic development.
Currently at MCLA, she is the Director of Grants and Research, which brings in and oversees millions of dollars across the college’s education, research, and student programs. And his eight years on the Town of North Adams Planning Council gives him a vision of the city that few others have through the council’s role in guiding growth and development in the community as well. as its role as an advisory body on other land use planning, development and town planning regulations. Her entire career has given her the experience North Adams needs to meet the challenges facing our city.
North Adams will have to make some tough decisions over the next few years. Lynette grew up in a small town, worked in municipal government and served on our planning council. She understands the delicate balance that small municipalities face in meeting the needs of their communities while dealing with harsh income realities. This knowledge led her to find detailed solutions to create jobs and repair aging infrastructure.
Qualifications for mayor aren’t just about the jobs Lynette has held. She has continuously shown her love and dedication to North Adams through her volunteer efforts, including as Treasurer and Board Member of Childcare of the Berkshires; its work in literacy programs; and his leadership in the volunteer campaign for the Colegrove Park Elementary School Project. She has raised her children in our community, been a foster mother, foster parent for SteepleCats and coached youth sports in our town.
Being elected is not just a job. It’s a lifestyle where you work 24/7 to improve the lives of others. Lynette’s work experience gives her the tools to get the job done. And his volunteerism and participation in our community is a testament to his dedication and compassion to our city. Please join me in giving Lynette your vote on November 2nd.
North Adams, Mass.
Daniel Bosley is the former State Representative for the 1st District of Berkshire.
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