Van Arnams endorse Tom Clarke for town supervisor

Letter to the editor

— To the editor:

Several good candidates are running for town offices this fall. How to choose?

After careful consideration, our vote will go with experience and thus to Tom Clarke for Cazenovia Town Supervisor. Tom has an abundance of experience in areas that directly impact town decisions.

He operated the Madison County Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant for 27 years, winning awards and grants while operating a multimillion dollar facility. In this role he also was a county department head, working with the same county board of supervisors, on which he would serve as town supervisor. In retirement he has once again been appointed as the budget officer for the sewer district.

As the village and town explore shared services, Tom can call upon his 13 years as a Cazenovia Village Trustee, Deputy Mayor and Mayor of Cazenovia. As mayor, he helped plan the purchase of the Riverside property from the town and oversaw the initial phases of the Small Cities Grant for improvements along Albany Street.

As a lifelong Cazenovian, Tom has always been an active member of the community. In 2004 he received the community’s Civic Appreciation Award.

He is a past member of the Cazenovia Fire Department, Civic Club, Cazenovia Lake Association Board of Directors and the CACDA Board, where he served as president. Recently, Tom assisted the village in successfully applying for a state grant for storm water management. Currently he is Vice-President of the CazCares Board of Directors.

Seeking the position of Town Supervisor is a natural extension of Tom’s lifelong dedication to the community. His long experience with county agencies offers Cazenovia strong representation on the Board of Supervisors and a knowledgeable mind working with town and county budgets.

In these challenging times we need an experienced hand on the tiller.

For these reasons we will cast our vote, and encourage your vote, for Tom Clarke for Town Supervisor.

Peggy and George Van Arnam


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