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There’s much we can work on together to continue to make and keep our City great.  I promise that I will continue to push for the issues and projects that I believe in and I ask any and all who can to come and work with me.  Eventually, there will come time for another election, and I will ask for your support and your vote.

Emily and I love Newton and have made engagement in our community a key part of our lives. Our children continue to grow and learn through Newton’s public schools. Through my own work on the City’s Economic Development Commission (EDC), heading the municipal finance committee of the League of Women Voters, and helping to establish both Newton Villages and the Waban Neighborhood Area Council, I have learned much about both the challenges facing the City and the opportunities available to us, including:

  • Improving Newton’s schools. We should be investing in both the buildings and the educational programs as well.
  • Revitalizing and adapting Newton’s commercial corridors and village centers. We can use economic and retail trends to grow our commercial tax base and also improve our City’s quality of life.
  • Maintaining and improving our amenities, including open and natural spaces. We can look for new revenue sources like partnering with the private sector to help cover the costs.

I’d love to hear from you about your thoughts and goals for the City. Please feel free to look through these pages to learn more about me. I look forward to hearing from you, and listening to your ideas about how to make Newton an even more amazing place to call home.

Contact me directly at steelch@yahoo.com or 617-314-6527

I am also continuing my blog, and you can find my entries at the Patch here.