In Collaboration with Economic Development Protects East Haddam’s Rural Character for the Future

June 20, 2023

One of our commitments to our children is to pass on a vibrant and healthy earth. As a lifelong girl scout and avid outdoors person, I have always kept the outdoor world close to my heart. When we settled here in 1996, we knew the rural character and the wooded landscape was unique. As it pertains to economic development, we must make strategic decisions that enhance our economic infrastructure while retaining the area’s landscape and considering its future needs. I took on the task of re-starting the Sustainability Team after its suspension due to COVID because of its vital importance to our town. I instituted the composting program to help our waste management program in cost savings and environmental concerns. I have also asked our Conservation Commission to take on the CT Resilience Program to put our future climate change concerns in the limelight as we look to our future development work in town. The CT Resilience Program will show us how to mitigate future changes in heat, water, and air quality and work with it to lessen the impacts of future changes in these areas. Another way our Conservation Commission has collaborated is with our young people. A group of students came to me, and we brainstormed a way to memorialize a classmate. With the help of the Conservation Commission and their trail-making expertise, they helped the students build a fantastic new trail for all to explore. Both groups learned much from each other through the project, and the town received another asset to be proud of. This team approach is the perfect example of how we can collaborate to make meaningful change.

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Haines for First Selectwoman | East Haddam
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