At a recent Candidate Conversation at the home of my friend and supporter Andrea Kimmich-Keyser, I had an opportunity to hear from many Ossining residents I'd not met before. They shared perspectives about their experience in our community and visions for our future.
Once we all had a chance to indulge in Andrea's delicious food, she lead us in a group discussion. In an effort to focus our ideas, we began with a list of things we love about Ossining, including our: waterfront, parks, trails, pool, train, public schools, farmers market, architecture, history, library...
After identifying many of the positive elements of our community, we moved on to exploring objectives that will nourish our existing strengths and grow new ones. There were many specific suggestions, and I also heard familiar themes relating to improving communication and Ossining's image.
I thoroughly enjoyed my evening. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and generate momentum. If I'm elected to be an Ossining Village Trustee (and I sure hope I am since it appears I'm running unopposed), I will look to active and engaged community members for ideas and support to make Ossining an increasingly vibrant place to live.
Would you like to host a Candidate Conversation at your home or condo complex? If yes, please visit my website and send me a message. My goal is to meet and understand the concerns of every Ossining resident willing to share a bit of their time. I'm running to represent all of Ossining. The best way to do that is to visit every neighborhood and hear from every willing voice.
Also, Saturday, September 8 join me for a Craft Beer Tasting & Pool Party! Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia is hosting a Family FUN Raiser in her backyard. Sample creations from several local brewers. Even if you don't run or walk in the Ossining MATTERS 5K that morning, enjoy the cool of the pool knowing that lifeguards will be on duty keeping us safe. And indulge in food that is thoughtfully sourced, and deliciously prepared. I look forward to a fun afternoon with you!