To the Editor:
(Hamilton, NY – June 2012) I am writing to ask the voters of Hamilton for their vote Tuesday, June 19, for the one-year term of village trustee. In February, Mayor Margaret Miller appointed me to fill the vacant seat on the Board of Trustees resulting from Anne Clauss’ resignation; the June 19 vote for the one-year term will fill that seat for the remaining half of what would have been Trustee Clauss’ full two-year term of office.
On the board, I serve as the trustee liaison for economic development issues, as the trustee representative to the Planning Board, Airport/Airpark Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. This service has been well-complemented by my professional work as the Marketing and Development Coordinator for the Partnership for Community Development, Hamilton’s nonprofit economic development organization.
I hold a master’s degree in public administration from Suffolk University, where I studied state and local government in great depth. I am a volunteer member of the Parents Advisory Committee at the Chenango Nursery School and was recently appointed to the school’s board of directors. I also serve on the Community Advisory Committee studying the potential merger of the Hamilton Central School district with the Morrisville-Eaton district.
I volunteer at the Palace Theater and occasionally direct for the Palace Players, our community theater group.
I am running for the one-year term of trustee in order to serve the balance of the full term to which I was appointed, to carry on the important work that I began just a few months ago and to continue to bring a fresh voice and perspective to the board.
As a young parent here in Hamilton, I have an abiding interest in the long-term well-being of our community. I strongly believe that responsible economic growth through attracting new businesses, supporting our existing establishments and protecting the character and quality of our neighborhoods can improve the job opportunities, tax base and overall community vitality of our village.
I am excited to work on these critical issues, both in my professional and volunteer capacities, and I ask for your votes so that I may continue to do so on the village board of trustees.
Dominick Pangallo, West Pleasant Street, Hamilton