Letter: Blackmer Has the Vision for City Council
To the Editor:
I am writing to express my support for Lisa Blackmer for North Adams City Council. In particular, Lisa's vision for our community’s future is one that takes into account decades of being a mother, working in municipal government, and serving on the school council, which she did with my father in the mid-nineties.
Lisa's vision for us is one that takes into account all the details of the challenges our city faces and meets them head on. Lisa understands that for this region to experience more economic growth, we need to capitalize on our assets. We need to have the best schools, safe neighborhoods, and invest in our infrastructure.
I know Lisa both personally and professionally. I attended elementary through high school with both of Lisa's children. Lisa worked hard as a parent leader for 20 years. I have also served with Lisa on the North Adams City Council for two terms and appreciate how prepared she was for some nuanced municipal issues.
Lisa Blackmer has paid her dues and walked the walk. With Lisa, I am especially impressed with her work in Boston at the Massachusetts Municipal Association. Lisa donates her time driving back and forth to Boston for the MMA and served as its president. (the first from North Adams) This is in addition to being a mother, grandmother, and wife to William Blackmer, a retired state police lieutenant and station commander for Northern Berkshire.
Lisa will be an outstanding voice in the city, our children, and our future. She is the right choice to make on Nov. 5.
Jennifer Breen, Esq.
North Adams, Mass.
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