As a resident for 15 years, Jen has witnessed the transformation of our community. She has been an active member of the Belchertown Cultural Council since 2014 and now serves as their chair. Together with the BCC and various town departments, she has brought exciting programming to our community including Food Truck Fridays, ArtWalk, and Winter Light Night.
Let’s put Jen’s MBA and Leadership Pioneer Valley experience to work for Belchertown. Scroll for more information on what issues are important to Jen, and how she envisions working alongside the current Selectboard.
Opening the Door
“Wanting to get involved in the town, in 2014 I joined the Belchertown Cultural Council first as Treasurer, then becoming Chair in 2018. Our team works hand in hand with town departments and administrators to bring new and exciting programming to our community, such as Food Truck Fridays, ArtWeek and Winter Light Night. What I discovered while working on the ground with the BCC is that we already have a strong foundation of town assets and resources.”
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Servant based leadership
Jen would love to hear about the issues that are important to you. Please feel free to reach out. Below are just some of the items she would love to collaborate with the current Selectboard on.
Improving communication with town departments and residents to meet the demand for knowledge and transparency
Revisit outdated master plan-as our town demographics have changed with an increase in residential developments. We must ensure that the needs of all our population groups are met.
Everyone wants more restaurants in town! Engaging community events, activities, and new developments like the Patrick Center Re-use will increase the marketability of our community to outside developers.
Utilize Available Grants
Partner with local, state, and federal government leaders to obtain grants and other funding for economic development, programming, and infrastructure improvements.
Promote volunteerism among our community members on behalf of town committees
How You Can Help
There are many ways you can help Jen’s campaign:
- Request a lawn sign
- Join a group of supports to hold signs in the center of town
- Feature Jen as a candidate in any Facebook Groups
- Write a letter to the editor endorsing Jen in the Sentinel
- Contribute financially to her campaign by clicking the button below
Don’t Forget to Vote!
Belchertown local election is May 20th. Please head to the polls at BHS to make your voice heard!