Katie Conlon will not run for re-election to Milton Select Board in 2022
Yesterday, Katie Conlon shared the following announcement on her Facebook profile that she will not be running for re-election to the Milton Select Board for 2022:
It has been an honor to serve as a member of the Milton Select Board since 2013. I am grateful to the voters for placing your trust in me. When my third term ends on April 26, 2022, I will step down from the Select Board.
I have enjoyed my time in elected office, and will miss many aspects of the role. However, after nine years, it is time for change. It is time for someone else to step forward and bring a fresh perspective to town government.
Board achievements are team efforts. I’m grateful to all of my colleagues on the Select Board, past and present, for their collaboration. I also thank former and current town administrators, town employees, and fellow volunteers serving on other boards. Public service is not easy, but it is a worthwhile endeavor. Each day, Milton’s dedicated town employees work hard, and often under the radar, to make our community better. It has been a privilege to serve alongside all of them.
From Chapter 40B to Chapter 90, from 100 inches of snow in 2015 to COVID-19 in 2020, and from 3 members around the Cronin conference table to 5 members on Zoom, my years on the Select Board have been challenging, fun, and an incredible learning experience. My thanks to all of the Select Board alumni, retired town administrators and town government veterans who took my phone calls and guided me along the way. There are too many to name, and they know who they are.
I’m fortunate to have had a hand in issues that impact our daily lives, such as the redevelopment of the former Hendries plant, modernizing the role of the board and the town administrator, the Milton Village mixed-use zoning, the prohibition on recreational marijuana facilities, and the ongoing battle to reduce air traffic over Milton. I will remember fondly all of the Memorial Day and Veterans Day observances, Eagle Scout courts of honor, retirements, Milton High School graduations, and other ceremonies in which I had an opportunity to participate.
There is much work to be done during the next four months, and I look forward to completing a few projects before stepping down. Beyond April, I will seek out other ways to stay involved in town government or local organizations.
Thank you, voters of Milton, for entrusting me to serve as a member of the Select Board for the past nine years. Special thanks to all who managed or supported my campaigns and helped me get elected. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to have served the community we all love.