Clarissa Rowe, Select Board (former)

I’m voting for Greg Christiana for town moderator on April 2, and I hope you will join me.

Greg respects our wonderful form of local government and wants to make sure we attract, retain and encourage participation from Town Meeting members who are truly representative of our Arlington community.

In recent years, I’ve been thrilled to support participation in Town Meeting from a new generation of members who come from a diversity of backgrounds. I am deeply concerned about how many really excellent Town Meeting members decided not to run for reelection this year.

Greg is already working hard to understand what drove these decisions. He’s had conversations with many members — those who are running again and those who are not. He has also spoken to moderators in other towns to gain an understanding of their practices and which practices might suit Arlington’s Town Meeting.

It’s time for us to examine Town Meeting closely, to think about what is working and what is not, and to thoughtfully address the issues we identify. This will require community engagement and creative problem solving. I have extensive experience working with Greg. I know he is up to the task and that his approaches will be well-reasoned.

This is an important election for Arlington. Please join me in voting for Greg Christiana for Town Moderator.