Cameron Durant announces run for Fairhaven Selectboard
• Successful negotiations with the EPA in extending the time frame to eight years for our federally mandated nitrogen removal upgrade to our Arsene Street sewer treatment plant
• Assisted with various approvals for the State Mandated Upgrade to the West island Treatment Plant
• Received numerous environmental awards for the quality of our water/ sewer — the most important services the town Government provides to residents
• Assisted with the Automatic Water Meter Technology Upgrade — selecting the most user friendly options for our residents
• Have consistently kept water and sewer rates reasonable despite both Federal and State unfunded mandates
• Been a proponent to merge various Departments as a cost savings for our residents (Parks and Recreation)
• Participated in all Union Negotiations
• Received a nearly $1 million dollar safe-to-school grant to ensure safe crossings where the bike path intersects with Sconticut Neck Rd.
While the operations and projects are impressive, I believe my greatest accomplishment reflects in my efforts to bring stability and collaboration to this once contentious board. I will bring the same healthy communications and collaboration to the Select Board. I promise to remove politics from the daily operations at Town Hall and focus on policy. This will be done through restoring the integrity behind the Town Administrator search.
A new TA search committee must vet candidates without interruption or influence. I will also ensure that a Human Resources Officer is brought back to the Town Hall. As a certified HR professional pursuing my MBA-HR, I understand that some of the best financial decisions are not ones that generate revenue, but prevent loss from various liabilities.
As the campaign unfolds, I look forward to meeting more residents and learning about the changes you think need to happen. If elected, I promise to be available, open, forthright, and above all, independent.
Follow the campaign on Facebook at Cam Durant for Fairhaven Select Board or call directly at 508-264-1557. Thank you to the people of Fairhaven for the opportunity.
Stasia Powers announces run for Fairhaven Selectboard
Fairhaven: we are at a crossroads. Divisiveness, discord, and stagnation has become our town’s reality, and we cannot fix the problem if we do not identify and define it.
It does not have to be this way: we can have a Select board that collaborates for the greater good, operates transparently, and earns public trust through an open exchange of ideas. We can move forward, together, in the spirit of optimism and opportunity.
My name is Stasia Powers, I am running for a seat on the Select Board. I have been serving Fairhaven for over 15 years. I began my journey as a PTO president at Rogers School. While in that position, I saw a School Committee that was losing public support and decided to step up and serve the district. I realized that the only way to make change was to be a part of the change; I ran for School Committee and won. Since that time, the School Committee has evolved into a strong working group with diverse opinions. We may not always agree, but we are able to communicate, get to consensus and get things done, always keeping students and community at the forefront of our decision-making.
Finding a permanent town administrator will be my first priority when elected. We must restart the process and ensure an unbiased approach to finding the best possible administrator that our town so clearly deserves. In my tenure on the School Committee, I participated in the search for several of our principals. I know how a professional search process should happen and we have been successful in hiring top notch talent.
As Fairhaven receives federal funds from Covid Relief legislation, the Select Board will have a key role in making sure the funds are well spent and impactful. As a School Committee member, I have been deeply involved in the town’s largest and most complex departmental budget for many years and we have been making some of those same decisions in recent months.
I have a longstanding commitment to our town’s quality of life, I helped establish the Fairhaven Junior Tennis Association, serving as its first director and I served as the co-chair of the Fairhaven Community Trail Network that built hiking trails and outdoor education opportunities for both elementary schools.
My career has been dedicated to service. My work experience includes time with Buzzards Bay Coalition, fighting for a cleaner Bay, and for Community Connections, advocating for adults with disabilities. I am currently the Community Engagement and Development Director at Community Nurse Home Care, right here in Fairhaven, where I engage our community to bring the best care to patients as they heal at home.
I endeavor to use my skills to move our community forward. Thank you, Fairhaven, for giving me the opportunity to serve you for the past 15+ years. I ask for your vote for Select Board, so I can help our town continue down the path to optimism and opportunity. Please follow me on Facebook @StasiaSelectboard to learn more about me and my platform.
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