July 24, 2021

Nomination Speech from the Southbury RTC Caucus

July 20, 2021

Thank you all for being here today and to the volunteers that helped make today a success.  Thank you to Dorothy and Cathy, members of the RTC and everyone in this room that has ever spoken words of encouragement to me.

Please – take the time to read the trifold brochure handed out – it will tell you even more info about me.

But tonight I’d like to share with you three things you should know about me; values that I believe continue to serve me well in public service.

First – is the importance I place on having respect for one another.  For all that I do, I value respect for others.  I can stand proudly knowing that I have maintained that and you can expect the same as we move forward.

You should know I am a listener.  Keeping a good balance between knowing when to express my thoughts and knowing when to listen has always served me well in being an effective decision maker.

Having an open mind.  Nobody is correct all the time.  Especially when differing opinions persist, having the will to maintain an open mind helps to avoid blinders and often results in a more meaningful conversation.  It also serves to build trust and a sense of team – all things that surely prove valuable as a Selectman.

Speaking to more than a decade of volunteer service, I am very proud of the

3 years I served as a Firefighter while living in New York – Earning the President’s Award for Outstanding Service

8 years as webmaster for my church – from weather warnings and urgent communication, sharing the latest sermons or photos.  I made sure it was online, helping to make it look and sound professional.

Since 2020, I’ve been a part of the Southbury Planning Commission and am now a regular member.  I was chosen by the RTC knowing that I’d be a part of the 10-year Plan of Conservation and Development revision that’s under way.  That’s trusting in me to be a part of the team that helps create a vision for Southbury for the next decade.  Surely to have that responsibility speaks to positive qualities that people here in town have seen in me to serve responsibly.

Let me wrap up with 3 points:

Please vote for this amazing slate of candidates – 

Jeff Manville, Jason Buchsbaum, Holly Sullivan and me – Greg Kuehn

Please check out our brochure where you’ll find phone numbers and email addresses

Visit my website (Vote4GregK.com) for even more information.

You can also find me on LinkedIn.

Thank you so much for your time.  All of you – thank you.