Letters of Support


Letter to the Editor of the Colchester Sun from Maureen Dakin.

Please join me in supporting Julie Hulburd for Select Board. Julie is an energetic leader with a passion for public service. Julie grew up in Colchester and has had an interest in our local government since an early age. More recently, Julie has served on the Recreation Advisory Board and is the Chair of the Vermont State Ethics Commission. Julie has hands on municipal government experience, she knows and understands how important it is to build public trust when making the decisions that impact the residents of Colchester.

Julie envisions Colchester as serving residents and newcomers alike by providing four season recreation enhanced by a strong economic base. Providing goods and services locally encourages people to work and play locally. Building on the current strong communication between the town government and citizens will ensure that Colchester works for everyone.

I have no doubt that Julie’s leadership abilities will serve our town well on the Colchester Select Board.

Feel free to contact Julie at info@juliehulburd.com or on her Facebook Page Julie Hulburd For Colchester Select Board.

Maureen P. Dakin

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Letter to the Editor of the Colchester Sun from Ruth Blauwiekel.

Please join me in supporting Julie Hulburd for Select Board. Over the past several years I have come to know Julie well through working on the Colchester Parks & Rec Advisory Board, volunteering for Winter Carnival, and other community activities. Julie is an insightful person who asks good questions and listens respectfully to people’s thoughts and concerns. She has valuable experience working in municipal government. She believes in serving her neighbors and has demonstrated energy and enthusiasm in her volunteer work. Julie’s commitment and experience will make her a valuable Select Board member who will serve the people of Colchester with dedication and integrity.

Please vote for Julie on March 3rd!

Ruth Blauwiekel

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Letter to the Editor of the Colchester Sun

I write in support of Julie Hulburd for Colchester Selectboard. Julie is smart, hard-working and knowledgeable. Since her graduation from Colchester High School she has demonstrated an abiding interest in good government and a commitment to community. The twelve years she has spent working with municipal governments in Vermont make her uniquely qualified to assist in the daunting task of finding the right path for Colchester’s future. She is currently a Colchester Justice of the Peace and member of our Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Please join me in voting for Julie and giving her the opportunity to continue and deepen her commitment to Colchester.

Rep. Curt Taylor

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Letter to the Editor of the Colchester Sun

Please join me in supporting Julie Hulburd for Select Board.

As a Colchester citizen and Representative I have come to know and admire Julie both professionally and personally.

Julie will bring a great deal of municipal government experience to the role of Select Board. Having worked in a nearby community as a member of their Leadership Team, Julie has hands on experience working through the challenges of building a town budget that ensures that Colchester is well served, while also limiting the cost to the taxpayer. Having managed both employment benefits and compensation programs for many years, Julie understands the many challenges that face our town as it relates to overall cost containment. In her work Julie also championed inclusion efforts with the goal of gaining greater community engagement in the towns she worked for.

In line with Colchester’s Heritage and Town Plans, Julie supports sustainable growth for Colchester and believes that we can leverage both our town’s major transportation arteries, like Severance Corners, as well as our parks and natural areas, as assets that draw visitors, shoppers and diners to Colchester.

As a member of the Select Board Julie will listen carefully to the concerns of the community. Julie takes on every task with an open mind. She considers all perspectives thoughtfully and is always considerate of the importance of working transparently to build the public’s trust.

I have no doubt Julie’s thoughtful leadership, along with her unending energy and enthusiasm will serve our community well.

Rep. Sarita Austin

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