Vol. III No. 6 3/15/2022
From Our Candidates
Elisabeth Wheeler, Planning Board
Dear Stockbridge Updates,
I have chosen to run for a seat on the Planning Board to devote my time to the town I care for so deeply.
My life-long love of Stockbridge began as a small child. I chose to make it my permanent home in the mid-seventies when I attended college here at age seventeen. I am passionate about the future of our beautiful town's survival while understanding there are things it lacks such as affordable homes. Affordable for our children to return to, families to enjoy, and for the workers we depend on to keep our Town government and businesses running.
Presently, I serve as a Trustee of the Laurel Hill Association which centers on keeping the beauty that Mary Hopkins Goodrich envisioned for Stockbridge a reality. I believe sitting on the Planning Board I can do something similar, within the parameters of the zoning bylaws we have, by ensuring they are carefully reviewed and followed.
Affordable housing, Accessory Dwelling Units, review of large "Cottage Era" estates when they become available, clear easy-to-understand zoning laws, protecting natural resources and the character of the Town are concerns for residents so they should be concerns for elected representatives.
I fell in love with Stockbridge for its sense of community, historical charm, and beautiful open spaces, which we still enjoy today. All of these things are what make our town attractive to visitors, long-time and new residents alike. It's much of what draws us all here and encourages us to stay and care for it.
I ask for your consideration before going to the polls on Tuesday, May 17 and would be honored to serve should I be elected.
Thank you, Elisabeth Wheeler
Photo: Patrick White