About – Carolyn Rowan
Carolyn Rowan Candidate for Planning Commission Alternates, New Fairfield Carolyn Rowan is a new resident of New Fairfield, has been a full-time resident since June 2016, and a property owner in New Fairfield since 2013. She brings fresh ideas to our town. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and has a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School. Ms. Rowan enjoyed a career as a professional opera singer for many years. Currently, Ms. Rowan is a public school elementary music teacher in New York State. Recently, her passion for our lake, Candlewood Lake, compelled her to become active locally. She is a founding member of Candlewood Voices. Her goal with this group is to keep Candlewood Lake safe from any actions that may cause it ecological and environmental harm, including the use of chemicals. Ms. Rowan is interested in running for Planning Commission Alternate because she feels it is a great way for her to become involved in helping our town, New Fairfield. She believes it is a special town, with beautiful natural spaces, wildlife, and wonderful, friendly people, with a few government issues that can be fixed if its citizens get involved. If elected Carolyn pledges to:
Advocate for more biking and walking trails in the town, hopefully ones that lead to the town.
Support revitalization of the commercial center of the town. Her vision for the town center is an area with multiple restaurants, a movie theatre, walking trails to green spaces – including a trail on the perimeter of the reservoir, a town playground, and an ice skating pond behind the senior center. Town development would have to be balanced with conservation.
Bring Fine Arts and Performing Arts to New Fairfield. CERC – Connecticut Economic Resource Center – Identified Arts and Entertainment as an important need in the Housatonic Valley. New Fairfield needs this component. She would support commercial entities that would bring the arts to our town.
Back more local farming – farm to table community building
“The trend in the North East is a return to local shopping and small-town centricity. New Fairfield could do more to bring back the small-town aspect of our Commercial Center. Also, New Fairfield’s citizens have voiced their desire to have more walking trails, and areas to recreate, and therefore, more green space, and more biking, walking trails would be beneficial to the community.” www.newfairfielddems.org
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