The experience I bring

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Amherst Town Government

  • Town Council President and District 2 Councilor; Finance Committee (2018-present)
  • Chaired the DPW/Fire Station Advisory Committee (2016-present) and the Fire Station Study Committee (2008-10)
  • Helped negotiate the Zero Energy Bylaw
  • Former Town Meeting member

Amherst Survival Center

  • President (2016-19) and member (2008-present) of the community-based board overseeing ASC’s program of food, clothing, healthcare, wellness and community
  • Served on the Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and chaired the capital campaign for our new building

Girl Scouts of Western Massachusetts

  • Member of the Board and then chair of the Audit Committee (1996-present)

UMass Donahue Institute

  • Started as a program manager organizing services for dislocated workers. Became Deputy Director and UMass Associate Vice President for Economic Development, and then Executive Director
  • Led a statewide program of public service and public policy analysis, including workforce development, economic analysis (with the Federal Reserve in Boston), national leadership for Head Start training, and the biennial Academy for New Legislators in Massachusetts(1988-2018)
  • Led UMass efforts in organizing the annual statewide STEM Summit