Coun­cil Can­di­date Main­te­nance of Ef­fort

Kent County News - - OPINION -

To the edi­tor:

My name is Owen Bailey and I am writ­ing to an­nounce my can­di­dacy for 1st Ward coun­cil mem­ber for Ch­ester­town.

Ch­ester­town has al­ways been my home and this com­mu­nity has al­ways been spe­cial to me. Last year my wife Nanna and I bought our house on Richard Drive where we live with our dog Da­phie.

In my ca­reer I have pri­mar­ily worked for non­prof­its. While a mas­ter’s stu­dent at Wash­ing­ton Col­lege, I worked at the Rose O’Neill Lit­er­ary House and in 2015 I joined the East­ern Shore Land Con­ser­vancy. To­day I work at the East­ern Shore Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter in Eas­ton as the fa­cil­i­ties and ad­min­is­tra­tive co­or­di­na­tor.

I spend much of my spare time vol­un­teer­ing for non­prof­its. For four years I was the pres­i­dent of the Ch­ester­town Book Fes­ti­val and cur­rently I’m on the board for the Friends of the Kent County Pub­lic Li­brary and Colch­ester Farms CSA, and a mem­ber of the Ch­ester­town En­vi­ron­men­tal Com­mit­tee.

I value the role non­prof­its serve in the com­mu­nity and see first­hand the pos­i­tive changes they bring. In my pro­fes­sional and vol­un­teer ca­reer, I have or­ga­nized bud­gets, co­or­di­nated and worked with vol­un­teers and con­trac­tors, man­aged out­reach ef­forts, fundrais­ing cam­paigns, grant writ­ing and re­port­ing.

For most of my life Ch­ester­town has been my home and its res­i­dents have been my clos­est and most val­ued friends. This town has many won­der­ful qual­i­ties and as­sets, but there is room for im­prove­ment as it can and needs to bet­ter serve its res­i­dents and guests. Owen Bailey Ch­ester­town

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