THE LAKE 940 AUDIO: Mark Dowgiewicz, candidate for re-election for the Town of Webster Board of Selectmen, sat down with Mike Roberts to tell residents who he is, what his goals are for Webster in the next 3 years and why he thinks you should vote for him on Monday, May 6th.
Listen to the interview:
Name: Mark Dowgiewicz
Address: 16 Reed Smith Cove, Webster
Family: Nancie (Wife), Jeffrey (Son), Ashley (Daugther), Henry (Son-in-law), Henry (Grandson)
Years in town: 58
Education: Bachelor of Science, Worcester State University – Class of 1982
Occupation: Connecticut State Police, Retired
U.S. Federal Court Security, Worcester
Member of Webster Board of Selectmen for the last 18 years
Member of St. Joseph Church, Knights of Columbus, Elks Club
Fun fact about yourself:
I am a new grandfather!
Favorite thing about Webster:
I love living on the lake
Why did you decide to run for this position?
What issues facing the Board do you feel you can contribute most to?
Water issue, Fiscal Responsibility
What experience do you bring to the table that can be most beneficial?
18 years of experience on Board of Selectmen, plus knowledge of public safety
Why should Webster vote for you on May 6th?
I care deeply about the community, I believe during my 18 years on the Board of Selectmen I have treated everyone with respect and always done what I feel what’s best for the community.
Some accomplishments include: I proposed and fought for creation of a new recreational director, went to Beacon Hill and received approval of 5 new liquor licenses for Webster’s Downtown area. For many years I donated my Board of Selectmen Salary to various town veterans organizations. I brought attention to problems at North Village apartments which resulted in new police patrols and a 4 million dollar improvement program. I created a program and received national attention to address absentee landlords of abandoned and foreclosed properties in Webster. I supported the sale of the AJ Sitkowski School for senior living and a new Senior Center. I supported a full time building inspector, I proposed a program to protect children from sex offenders and I believe our most important vote was to bring a new town administrator to Webster. This vote was not popular with some people but it was the right decision.
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