Letter To The
To my fellow citizens
Local government is surprisingly complex and its smooth functioning
is essential to the ongoing well-being of our community.
Citizens who step forward, either for election to office or as
volunteers on various boards, deserve our respect. They give of
their time and energy to make our Town work. For new
members there is a steep learning curve. Many decisions are
governed by statute, some issues have a complex history, and the
best route is not always clear. Few decisions will please all
But when we disagree, we are called upon to do so respectfully and
thoughtfully. Personal attacks have no place in the process.
In Gilmanton we have elected three selectmen willing to undertake
the rigors of leadership in Town government. They have advice
from a qualified Town Administrator. But ultimately they must
learn the complexity of the process and make decisions with the best
information available to them. Please join me in supporting
our Town government, including our elected and appointed board
Be part of the solution! Check the agenda and attend a board
meeting when an issue of concern to you arises or should be
addressed. Learn about the duties and responsibilities of
appointed boards - the planning board, conservation commission,
historic district commission. Volunteer to serve on one that
interests you, or run for a place on the budget committee or one of
the several trustee posts. Town government is important to all
citizens of Gilmanton. And all of us need to help make it work.
Resident To Study In Belize
Gilmanton resident Angela Dill, a master’s student in the Global
Field Program from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, who will
travel to Belize in June 2016. Dill will study coral reefs,
manatees, howler monkeys, jaguars and other wildlife while learning
the methods communities are using to sustain them.
Dill is a science
teacher at Prospect Mountain High School.