To the Editor:
It is a great honor to be selected by the voters of the Town of Canton for a seat on the town council. I would like to thank all those that supported my candidacy, and everyone that turned out on Election Day or voted absentee. I look forward to representing all constituents throughout the town and helping to map a new path ahead.
I'm excited to be serving alongside our new Town Supervisor Mary Ann Ashley and with fellow council members Phil LaMarche, Jim Smith, and Bob Washo.
I also welcome the opportunity to work with all the Town of Canton employees, the village boards of Canton and Rensselaer Falls, and all the many dedicated members of our community who serve on appointed boards, in our rescue squads and fire departments, or in whatever capacity they can to make this a better place to live for all of us.
As I stated repeatedly as a candidate I will aim to make town governance as transparent as possible, and I hope all citizens of the town will stay engaged in our processes. We can't fix problems we don't know about, so please do not hesitate to reach out to the town offices and let us know if there's an issue that needs to be addressed - particularly for those of you in the town outside where we serve in a primary role.
I would also like to recognize the contributions of Paul Backus to the Town of Canton, his many years of dedicated service on the town council are worthy of our great thanks and appreciation.
Once again it will be my privilege to serve you and I look forward to getting started.
Timothy J. Danehy