I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings you and your families health, happiness and prosperity! This is a quiet time of year here at Town Hall and a good time to reflect on my first full year as your First Selectman.

To begin, this is one of the most gratifying jobs I’ve ever had. It is a real privilege and honor to have been chosen to be your First Selectman and I thank everyone in the town for giving me this chance to serve you. Further, I want to thank everyone that works for the town for being so diligent in their efforts to serve the residents of Falls village in an effective and friendly manner.

Most importantly, I want to thank the many people who serve on boards and committees throughout the town, not only on those activities that serve the town government, but also those that participate in community groups outside of our governmental purview such as the Children’s Theatre, the Historical Society, the David M. Hunt Library, the FVVFD, the Board of Education, etc., etc. About 20% of the adult population of Falls Village serves as a volunteer on one thing or another. This is an amazing testament to the value that this town places on the importance of community and something in which we can take great pride.

So thanks to all the citizens of Falls Village. It is you who make this such a wonderful place to live and I celebrate this, with gratitude, as one of those who benefits from your gift of time and your investment in the place where you live.