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Letter: Vote for Avon City Council

After being narrowly elected in 2004, eliminating an incumbent, I learned that every vote and every voter counts. For my final letter to Avon voters supporting the election of the remaining board members, I offer my suggestions:

Tamra Nottingham Underwood was a leader in 2004, and she’s been effective since 2018 despite the divisive, costly and unnecessary recall that tarnished the city of Avon in 2020 and 2021. She deserves another four years without that grind around her neck.

Rich Carroll was a constant voice on the tumultuous Avon City Council from 2006 to 2014. He approached every issue as calmly as I can imagine. Avon is on much more stable ground these days, and I can’t wait to see what insights it brings in my final two years in office.

Ruth Stanley has been an innovative and productive member of the Culture, Arts and Special Events Committee. She has been a frequent attendee of Avon City Council meetings for many years and I look forward to the creativity and community connection she will bring when elected to the Avon City Council.

In 2004, when I was first elected, I was one of the youngest members of the board. For my last two years in 2023 and 2024, I will be the dean of the group. As our diversity has expanded, it has room to expand further, which is why I welcome new ideas from the next generation represented by Calyn Rieger. While I disagree with some of its goals, I know that the diversity of opinion among the seven members is what produces the best results for the City of Avon.

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Please vote now. Ballots can be dropped off at Avon.

Amy Cramer Phillips, interim mayor of Avon