I am writing to announce my candidacy for Bridgehampton fire commissioner.
A resident of Bridgehampton since 1992, I have been a devoted and involved member in my community. As commissioner, I will stand up for not only the dedicated department volunteers but the broader community as well. I will work hard to ensure appropriate facility and future expansion needs.
I will be the first woman to hold the position, and I believe I will be an excellent addition to the Board of Commissioners.
I have been a member of the Bridgehampton Fire Department’s EMS company as an EMT since 2015. I have served as company secretary, 2nd assistant captain, and am currently 1st assistant captain. I have also completed my training as an incident safety officer and in firefighter exterior scene support operations.
In addition, I have 23 years of experience on various municipal boards, including the Hampton Library, where I was a trustee for 15 years, serving as president, secretary and treasurer over my tenure. I was a member of the Bridgehampton School Board for nine years, holding the office of both president and vice president. For 15 years I have been on the Bridgehampton School District’s external audit committee and have chaired that committee for the past 10 years.
I have served on budget, policy and facilities committees for both the library and school district, and I have a thorough knowledge of the processes needed to provide responsible and transparent fiscal leadership owed to us all.
On Tuesday, December 8, registered voters living in the Bridgehampton Fire District — this includes residents of Bridgehampton, Sagaponack, Wainscott and parts of Water Mill — can cast their ballots between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Firehouse, 64 School Street, Bridgehampton. Be assured that all COVID-19 precautions will be in place during the voting process.
I hope you will consider supporting me on Tuesday, December 8.
Elizabeth Whelan Kotz
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