I am writing in support of Jessica Edgerly Walsh’s candidacy for Montpelier City Council. Although there is a slate of capable candidates for the open District 3 Council seat, I urge my fellow voters to cast their ballots for Jessica.
Jessica’s professional experience includes working with business entrepreneurs and advocating for community concerns. She is a former community organizer who is very familiar with the interplay between municipal government and its constituents. A year ago she left the nonprofit world to help launch a solar energy company. She is articulate, practical, and responsive. She has experience with budgeting, communications, and personnel management. She and her husband own a house on Blackwell Street, and they are committed to the Montpelier community.
As a former City Councilor myself, I can see that Jessica will bring a much-needed perspective to city government. Her election will help ensure that the Montpelier City Council is representative of its population.
Sarah Robson Jarvis