My purpose in writing today is to publicly congratulate Don Guarino on his re-election to the Board of Selectman in the Town of Gilmanton. I sincerely wish him and the rest of the board well in the term ahead. I also want to recognize the many residents who cast a ballot for me. Thank you so much for your vote. While I am very disappointed of course to have not been elected to serve as selectman, it has not diminished my core reason for running — I love Gilmanton.
My service to the town as an active resident will continue and I look forward to attending meetings, advocating for positions, issues, and people in which I believe at public sessions, and doing all I can to support the selectmen.
These are important times for our community. The challenge of maintaining the quality of our town, its services and its assets under SB-2 and an economic recovery which is yet to fully materialize here will truly test our leaders' management skills. With so many critical matters to work through, I encourage each and every one of us to be involved. The board's work can only be enhanced with our engaged citizenship.
Again, my congratulations to Don and my warmest thanks to those who exercised their right to vote and expressed faith in my abilities.
Betty Ann Abbott