Election Opinion South Orange

Trustee Karen Hilton Endorses Sheena Collum for Village President

Letter to the editor:

We write to express our support for Sheena Collum for Village President. Sheena has the courage, wisdom and energy to effectively lead our Village towards a prosperous future.

Sheena has worked tirelessly on behalf of the South Orange taxpayers, bringing so many wonderful initiatives to our Village; our Master Planning initiative, the many downtown festivals, Stay and Play weekend, the Food Truck festival and our many summer concerts, just to name a few!

We support her strong plan for shared services, developing a partnership with Maplewood for our Fire Departments. Of special importance to us, Sheena has shown leadership in planning for library services, bringing needed state funding towards the exterior of our treasured historic Connett Library building and developing a plan for renovations of the deteriorating main building. Sheena is best poised to lead us in a responsible way enhancing our historic sites while maintaining our unique neighborhood charm. The need for further economic development is apparent to us all. Under Sheena’s leadership we are poised to see improvement in the near

future with the opening of a new restaurant at Village Hall, and the development of the Blockbuster site in our downtown.

Sheena has kept our municipal property tax increases to a minimal level, along with keeping our core Village services strong. We know she is poised to keep up this level of enthusiasm and expertise on behalf of our Village residents.

Please join us in voting for Sheena on May 14.

Karen Hartshorn Hilton & Jim Hilton
SouthOrange, NJ

[Hilton’s views are her own and do not represent the South Orange Board of Trustees.]

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