Harnessing Westfield Residents To Help Westfield Turn “Green”!

This article originally appeared in TAPinto Westfield on May 7, 2021.

The Free Market, Earth Day Fair, Plastic Toys Cleaning and Food Waste Recycling – what do all these events and programs held in the past two weeks have in common? They are led by the work of our amazing volunteer Westfield Green Team.

I am very proud to serve as the Council Liaison to the Green Team and to help lead this motivated group of volunteers who have dedicated their time and energy to make Westfield “greener”—at no cost to taxpayers—during the past three and a half years.

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Video: Councilwoman Habgood Joins Brightwood Park Cleanup

Councilwoman Habgood joined with volunteers on Sunday, May 2, 2021 to help clean up Brightwood Park. 

"It is really great to be out here, especially with so many volunteers...and we are finally getting to get to the parts of the park that are not well-traversed and trying to clean up this area: the glass and the other trash out of the way so we can make it safer and more accessible for everyone in town," said Councilwoman Habgood.

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Letter: He Supports David Contract for Reelection to Westfield’s Town Council

This letter to the editor first appeared on TAPinto Westfield on April 19, 2019.

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter to enthusiastically endorse David Contract for re-election as Ward 3 Councilman. I’ve lived in Westfield for over 30 years, and I’ve never seen my councilman work as hard and care as much about our community as Councilman Contract. And I know he’ll continue doing this to move Westfield forward if he’s re-elected on Nov. 2.

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Letter: Re-Elect Councilman Mike Dardia

This article originally appeared in TAPintoWestfield  on April 17, 2021, and the Westfield Leader on April 29, 2021.

To Neighbors of Ward 2:

I appreciate you taking a few minutes to read this. I realize your time is precious. That said, please join me in supporting Michael Dardia for re-election to Westfield’s Town Council Ward 2.

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Can You Meet Me For Coffee: A Letter in Support of Mackey for Westfield Council

This letter originally appeared in TAPintoWestfield  and the Westfield Leader on April 29, 2021.

“Can you meet me for coffee? I have an idea.”

So it begins, Dawn Mackey has put her mind to a project. Although this simple question may seem like she is just conceiving it, this powerhouse councilwoman is many steps ahead in her mind. She sees the entire event unfolding, smiling children, happy parents, the town coming together for a morning, a day, an evening to celebrate, Westfield, our restaurants, our downtown, an underserved park, and while you are hearing about this one event, Dawn is planning others in her mind. These will be revealed when the time is right.

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Letter: She's Thankful for Councilwoman Linda Habgood

This letter originally appeared in TAPintoWestfield on April 26, 2021 and the Westfield Leader on April 29, 2021. 

As a resident of Ward 1, I am so happy to hear that Councilwoman Linda Habgood is running to be our Town Council representative again. She has been such an asset to our town and our community over the last three and a half years.

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Letter in Support of Town Council Candidacy of Linda Habgood

This letter to the editor originally appeared in TAPintoWestfield on April 15, 20201 and The Westfield Leader on April 22, 2021.

To the Editor:

As a resident of Ward 1, in Westfield for more than 37 years, I am delighted to support Councilwoman Linda Habgood’s reelection to the Town Council as our Ward 1 representative. 

I first learned that Councilwoman Habgood was head of the Town Finance Committee at a 2018 Town Council budget meeting that I attended in order to hear from and evaluate the new administration that had been sworn in earlier that year.

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Let's Finish What We Started

Hello friends and neighbors!

Thank you for giving me the privilege to serve as your mayor for the last four years, a job I have taken on as a full time volunteer. I am thrilled to announce that I will once again be seeking your vote in November for another term along with Councilwoman Linda Habgood, Councilman Mike Dardia, Councilman David Contract, and Councilwoman Dawn Mackey, who were elected with me and collectively known as the Westfield Together team. We are excited and eager to continue to represent your interests and finish what we started.

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Mike Dardia: Committed to Turning Challenges Into Achievements

Over these four years, I have had the privilege of realizing the satisfaction that comes with serving my community. I am grateful for the opportunity to help transform our local government and contribute to the growth and improvement of our amazing town.

Personally, I have learned a tremendous amount about collaboration, innovation and how to actualize creative ideas into concrete change. I’ve been in a position to engage with various agencies and organizations to solve complex and consequential problems. I enjoy knowing that fixing one neighbor’s problem usually helps the entire community. Every small issue we resolve improves the town as a whole.

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Linda Habgood: Fierce Advocate for Smart Fiscal Management & More

I am excited to announce my decision to run for re-election to Westfield’s Town Council.

My work on the Council over the last 3+ years has enabled me to play many impactful roles, and I look forward to continuing my work to make Westfield a better place—for everyone.

I ask for your support, and I share below just some of the work I have done and will continue to do as your Ward 1 Councilmember and Deputy Mayor.

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