I am proud to announce my candidacy for re-election to the Sudbury Select Board. It has been a privilege to serve in this capacity for the last four years. Over twenty years ago my wife Maura and I chose to raise our family here in Sudbury for its sense of community, open space, and strong schools. Our three children attend LS and Curtis, so we are fully engaged in our schools. Public service is important to me; my proudest moments have been coaching our youth and volunteering for organizations that support our greater community.
This past year in particular my work at Quest Diagnostics as the Sr. Program Manager of Process Improvement has strengthened my ability to lead Sudbury. Tasked with helping to operationalize our lab developed molecular COVID-19 test, then putting into practice specimen pooling, my decision-making skills were honed under pressure and deadlines. This experience afforded me many sleepless nights, but also reinforced how vital leadership and collaboration are in times of a bona fide crisis.
I had the honor to serve as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board and though we have accomplished much together, a few things stand out; controlled spending, hiring Town Manger Hayes, prudent fiscal navigation during the pandemic, purchasing CSX and making significant progress on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.
Our work is not yet done. Moving forward I would like to:
· GET SUDBURY THROUGH COVID – COVID-19 put us into unchartered territory. We are in a good fiscal shape but need to remain diligent throughout the pandemic.
· IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION – As Transportation Committee Chair, we started the Route 20 Riverside Station Shuttle and a grant-funded taxi program which to date has given 500 free taxi rides. We are launching a similar program with Uber, but even more is needed for a Livable and Equitable Sudbury.
· REVISIT THE L-S AGREEMENT – Written in 1954, and last updated in 1988, much has changed in 37 years including our withdrawal from Minutemen Regional High School, leaving our vocational students inequitably served.
· BEAT EVERSOURCE – The MBTA right of way traverses perhaps the most pristine land in Sudbury including our precious aquifers. As proposed this project is bad for ALL of Sudbury. Let us stand united in OUR lawsuits against Eversource.
It has been my honor to serve you for two terms. One more time I humbly ask for your support on Monday, March 29.
Yours in Service,
Dan Carty, 15 Stonebrook Road