Efficiency, Transparency, New Ideas Why Little's Voice is Needed on Council
I had the pleasure of sitting down with candidate Beth Little recently. I have known Beth for years, but from a distance, admiring the countless times I saw her donating her time to charitable causes including The Santa Claus Shop, SEF, The Connection and LCJSMS PTO to name a few. For those that have donated their time to causes, you know it’s a lot of work; extremely rewarding, yet very time consuming.
What I learned speaking with Beth is that her civic duty started in programs that affected her family and community, and from there has now grown into an energetic passion of serving the entire town of Summit.
I relate to Beth’s perspective and vision -- it resonated with me. I believe her voice is needed on Council for balance. I know she will continue to help make this town better, leading by example and hard work.
I urge you to read about what the candidates stand for and use your privileged right to vote. You can’t complain about empty store vacancies and property taxes unless you vote for change thru efficiency, transparency and original ideas.
On Tuesday November 7, I will not be voting as a Republican or Democrat, but as a concerned Summit resident, and I urge you to do the same.
Beth Little has an 'All In' Attitude and Will Work Hard for Summit
We had the privilege of working with Beth Little, Candidate At-Large for Summit Council, during her tenure as a board member and volunteer at The Connection. Ms. Little served on the Board of Trustees at The Connection for more than five years. She served on the Winterfest fundraiser for ten years, and then chaired the Mardi Gras fundraiser. She served on the Capital Campaign and Personnel Committees. Additionally, as a gymnastics parent at The Connection, she founded the Summies Parent Organization and served as the head of the organization for seven years.
When Ms. Little dedicates herself to an organization, she is all in. She donates her time, energy and money. She does not casually sit on a board and let others shoulder the workload. She digs in, researches, questions, collaborates and builds. Her background as an attorney served the organization well, both in terms of her critical thinking skills and legal perspective. We have great admiration and gratitude for Ms. Little’s contributions to The Connection.
A key strength that will serve Ms. Little well on Summit Council is her insistence on financial transparency and clarity. Ms. Little understands the enormous responsibility board members take on to protect the best interests of an organization. Ms. Little analyzed the financial documentation provided at board meetings, and asked for clarification from the Director, the Treasurer and the Finance Committee. Her persistence in seeking financial clarity raised the bar in terms of all board members understanding the organization’s financials better and making more thoughtful financial decisions.
Finally, through her work at The Connection, Ms. Little had the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of some of the underserved communities within Summit. During her time at The Connection, Ms. Little worked to meet the needs of seniors, ESL individuals, working families in need of after school care for their children and disabled individuals.
We are proud to stand behind and support Beth Little for Summit Council, At Large.