To the Editor:

My husband Schuyler and I have been homeowners on Tamaques Way in Westfield for the past 33 years. We are proud of our neighborhood and proud of this town.

Over the years we’ve been deeply involved in the community: My husband was scout master for Pack 79 for over a decade and served on the town’s library board; I served on the Westfield Neighborhood Council and the Westfield Girl Scouts as a board member, was PTSO president at Westfield High School twice and have been a special education teacher at Wilson School for 21 years.

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My family has invested a lot of ourselves in this town and we believe in this town. That is why we are voting for Scott Katz for Ward 4 Town Council. Scott shares our love for Westfield and our strong belief in community volunteerism.

With a degree in Economics from Tulane and with experience in creating and managing small businesses, we have faith that Scott will be able to continue the revitalization of our downtown and will lend his expertise towards strong, smart growth and stability.

Living on Tamaques Way, our family has a deep love and commitment to the maintenance and care of one of Westfield’s natural gems: Tamaques Park, a beautiful fusion of wilderness walking trails and manicured fields for sports. Scott shares our love and active enjoyment of this unique space, and has coached Westfield sports. He understands the need to preserve the pristine character of Tamaques Park, while at the same time endorsing the Parks & Recreation Master Plan process to ensure Westfield addresses the need for modern and accessible athletic fields.

We encourage all our neighbors in Ward 4 to contact Scott, and review his Facebook and website to learn of his plans for improving our ward and our town. On Sunday, Aug. 18, Scott will be hosting a meet and greet bike ride around Tamaques Park starting at 10:30 a.m. and ending with ice pops! We will be there, and we encourage you to join us.

Sincerely,

Lisa and Schuyler Quackenbush