My friends, family, and clients say that I have never-ending energy and a positive attitude. I believe in that old saying, “The glass is half full, not half empty”. In many ways these attributes are more important than my professional resume. I know that people often allow emotions to dictate their actions and feel that my empathy and positive outlook will be invaluable in working through tough issues and defusing anxiety.
I can tell you the position of Selectman is not easy. Sometimes decisions are made that make some people happy and others angry. But a selectman’s job is to do what you believe is in the best interests of the Town and being fiscally responsibly is in the fore front. This is a serious job for serious people. This is not a couple meetings a month, it is way more than that and requires both evening and daytime availability. It’s like being on call, because when they need you, you have to be available. The Selectmen By-laws clearly state what is required of selectmen including education and meetings. We have a “no bullying policy” and will not tolerate a hostile workplace. If I have to disagree with a resident or employee, I am polite, explain my reasons and move on in a positive manner. It’s okay to disagree without being disagreeable.
I am looking for you to re-elect me in the upcoming election at Newton Town Hall on March 12. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at: SelectmanTrisha@TrishaMcCarthy.com or my cell at 978-360-4152. Thank you for considering me for another term.
Trisha Collins McCarthy