A Letter to the Editor in Support of Katherine Daniels for Reelection as North Salem Town Board Councilwoman

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To the Editor of the North Salem Post,

I am writing to wholeheartedly endorse Katherine Daniels for reelection as North Salem Town Board Councilwoman. I have been a North Salem resident for nearly 15 years. During that time, I have had the privilege of working closely with Katherine on vital climate initiatives that have greatly benefited our community and its residents financially and environmentally. Her tireless dedication to securing a safer, more economically sound future for the people of North Salem by understanding and addressing climate change risks now underscores her impressive leadership and makes her an invaluable asset to North Salem.

Katherine's contributions to North Salem's climate change preparation efforts have been outstanding. As the Program Coordinator of the North Salem Climate Smart Community Leadership Council, an Executive Committee member of the Northern Westchester Energy Action Committee, and a member of the North Salem Energy Advisory Panel, she has demonstrated her commitment to sustainability as well as environmental and fiscal responsibility.

I had the opportunity to collaborate with Katherine on North Salem's municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, a pivotal initiative that identified energy and cost saving opportunities for our town. Through this collaboration, I witnessed Katherine's unwavering dedication to educating town leaders about the importance of addressing risks associated with climate change now. Her work has helped prepare North Salem for the future by implementing resiliency initiatives that will save the town and residents money in the long run.

One of Katherine's remarkable achievements was the establishment of our Town's Climate Smart committee. Katherine assembled a committee of 23 dedicated North Salem residents with diverse skill sets and backgrounds, who volunteer their time and ensure that a wide range of viewpoints are considered in climate-related discussions and town activities. Katherine also commissioned the initial Greenhouse Gas Emissions report, drafted a comprehensive plan, and subsequently commissioned an ICLEI report on community emissions, all of which are guiding our Town's efforts in reducing residential and transportation-related GHG emissions.

Katherine is not only a consensus builder and a strategic thinker, but she is also a person of action. She consistently demonstrates an unwavering commitment to achieving the goals set by the Climate Smart Committee and North Salem's climate action plan. She understands that preparing for climate-related changes presents an opportunity for economic growth while improving the quality of life for North Salem residents.

In these times of increasing climate challenges, North Salem needs Katherine Daniels on the Town Council. Her dedication, vision, and commitment to a sustainable future for our community make her the ideal candidate for reelection. I wholeheartedly endorse Katherine Daniels and urge the residents of North Salem to support her candidacy.

Nina Eisenman

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