To the Editor:
My name is Craig Nicholson and I am running for the open position on Southborough’s Planning Board. I have been a resident of Southborough for over 10 years and have a strong commitment to giving back to the community that provides my family with so many benefits.
I believe that Southborough is a place that people choose to live. We do because of everything Southborough has to offer which includes the sense of community, the schools, the recreation opportunities and open space that helps define the character of the town. I believe the best way to preserve what I love about Southborough is to serve in a way that leverages my career knowledge in real estate to keep all the facets of the town in place and affordable.
I have been active in the community for many years. In addition to coaching youth soccer, I am currently the chairperson of the Recreation Commission and SHOPC. I am also a member of the town’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Additionally, I have served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army in Worcester County.
As a member of the Planning Board, I would work to create an environment of sustainability within the town. I applaud the recent approval at Town Meeting to adopt the Stretch Code because energy and natural resource conservation is absolutely necessary. I would work to better the communication and coordination of the multiple boards and commissions involved in approving building and development in town. This coordination will ensure that every development is viewed in its entirety and in a manner that is open, consistent and allows each board to support each other’s authority and expertise. Ultimately delivering development that enhances the town.
I look forward to meeting and answering as many people and questions as possible between now and the election on MONDAY MAY 9TH. There is a Candidates Night hosted by the Southborough Library on April 28 at 6:30 p.m. that I would encourage everyone to attend. If you are unable to attend, please send me any and all questions to [email protected].