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Jeanin Onos: I wish to make a difference as member of the Gilford School Board

To the Daily Sun,

The mission in this letter is to get my name out there. I am running for an open seat on the Gilford School Board. When I entered my name I thought I was all set. However, an oversight in my voting registration left me as an unregistered voter. This has since then resolved. Unfortunately, it requires that I be a write-in on the ballot.

Education and community service are a priority to me in which I hope to instill in my own children as they grow. I have served on the Gilford District PTA for four wonderful years now, starting right off as the president for two years and continuing on as the treasurer for two more years. While I love making a difference with the help of the ladies in the PTA, I am hoping that being on the School Board will make a larger impact in the community that I care about dearly.

Being the mother of three and having a full-time job, my time is valuable and I would not commit to something that I could not see through. I am stepping out of the PTA and hopefully stepping into a new adventure on the School Board. I care about my community and my school district and am proud to say that my children go to Gilford. I want to continue to say that. So, I am asking my fellow Gilford residents to write my name on the ballot so that I can help make a difference in the schools.

Jeanin Onos

  • Written by Edward Engler
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Library board needs new blood & four of us are running together

To The Daily Sun,

Why are we running for Meredith Library Trustees?

 For the first time in many years, the election of Meredith Library Trustees is being contested with seven people competing for four positions for three-year terms. Why so much interest now? Because many people feel that now is the time for a change in trustee leadership at the library; a time for fresh ideas and a new perspective.

We mean no disrespect for the current trustees, nor do we wish to belittle their many contributions to the library. But some members have been there for decades. And the board seems to view things from the smaller lens of the library rather than a perspective of what is best for Meredith and its citizens.

The library has been in need of renovation and expansion for many years. The trustees have been studying this far too long and have spent considerable sums on engineers, architects, and consultants. It is long past time to work cooperatively, among all interested parties, to give the residents of Meredith a library they deserve. We believe this can best be done with a newly constituted Board of Trustees. This is why the four of us, after assessing the current situation, have decided to run for the trustee positions.

The four of us have had extensive experience in business and education. We all have served the town on various boards and committees and served the community as board members of a variety of non-profit organizations. Most importantly, we all understand the vital importance of the library to our town, our people, and our culture.

If elected to the position of Library Trustee, we pledge to work cooperatively, to serve the best interest of Meredith, and to work diligently to bring Meredith the library it needs and deserves.

Ed Touhey

Planning Board Chairman

Capital Improvements Committee

Bob Davis

Trustee of Trust Funds Member

Conservation Committee
Jonathan James

Meredith Selectman

Library Feasibility Committee

Ray Moritz

Meredith Selectman

Library Feasibility Committee

  • Written by Edward Engler
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