Elizabeth M. Carroll announces candidacy for re-election to Milton Town Meeting, Precinct 3
I am honored and excited to seek reelection as a Town Meeting Member representing Precinct Three. I live on Randolph Avenue in the Milton Hill neighborhood with my husband and two daughters, who are in PreK and 2nd grade in Milton Public Schools. Last spring, I was elected to a three year term on Milton’s School Committee, where, as Chair of the Policy Subcommittee, I have focused on updating our policies to be more transparent, clear, and equitable. Serving our entire town in this role, I have become even more aware of the vital role Town Meeting plays in shaping our community.
A key priority for me as a Town Meeting member is supporting our schools with the resources they need to achieve and maintain excellence for all our students, especially as we work to recover from unfinished learning caused by the pandemic. I support building a new school to accommodate our persistent overcrowding due to increased enrollment.
I recognize the need to be proactive and strategic in seeking additional revenue sources for Milton, to overcome our structural deficit and maintain our quality of life. We can be inclusive and innovative without compromising our unique small town character. The development of Milton Village will become more active in these next few years. We need a careful process and responsible, creative approach to make this gateway to Milton and our waterfront a jewel of the community. In this and other areas of Milton, we must balance our need for housing, including more affordable housing, with amenities for our community.
I hope to earn your vote to continue representing our precinct. I know neighbors have various views on the particular best steps forward, so I always try to listen and learn as I form my own ideas, whether serving on Town Meeting or School Committee. I believe in civil discourse, especially about complex, controversial topics. With 20 years working in the field of education, including over 15 years of leadership experience across K-12, university, and nonprofit settings, where I have been responsible for both policy and budgets, I bring an informed perspective to the important work of Town Meeting.
As a parent, neighbor, and volunteer, I am deeply invested in Milton’s future. If you have questions or thoughts you’d like to share with me, please reach out at [email protected]. I hope to earn your vote, and I appreciate your support.