I would like to take this opportunity to thank our incredible TREP$ team, which includes: Mrs. Rebecca Stone, Mrs. Marcy Birch, Mrs. Lori Nicholson (workshop facilitators), Mrs. Erika Idelson (publicity coordinator , Ms. Emily Cadwalader (marketplace coordinator), Mrs. Ann Brown and all of our volunteers that helped us with our workshops, marketplace and publicity. We could not offer this program without their hard work and guidance.
We would also like to thank Mrs. Carolyn Lewis and Otsego Economic Development for their continued support and encouragement, Cooperstown Foundation for Excellence in Education, the Gozigian Family, Farm Credit East, Cooperstown PTA, and NBT — this year’s official bank for the TREP$ Marketplace.
In addition, we thank the Cooperstown Board of Education; Mr. Mike Cring, secondary principal; Mr. CJ Hebert, superintendent of schools; Mark LaValley, network systems coordinator; Jeff Katz, mayor of Cooperstown; Mr. Walter Bennett, Superintendent of buildings and grounds; and the custodial staff at the Cooperstown Middle/High School.
A very large thank you should go to the following individuals who volunteered their time to mentor our students: Ms. Susan Bruss, Mr. Frank Capozza, Mr. Doug Geertgens, Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Connie Haney of Cooperstown Bat Co., Mr. Gary Kuch, Mr. Doug Thompson, Mrs. Carol Waller of Mohican Flowers, Mrs. Andree Weidemann and Mr. Brett Wilhelm of Andela Glass Co.
Please know how much we appreciated everyone’s help with our program this year. We would like to also congratulate all of our new and returning TREP$ students for a job well done! We hope to see all of you next year!
TREP$ Committee chairperson
The Manor, it’s more about people
Running for public office seems simple enough, especially at the local level. You pledge allegiance to the principles of your party to gain financing and initial support. You talk publicly and write about local and national issues, and you highlight your pet causes. You debate your opponent to convince the listeners that you are the better choice. You talk in broad generalities about your political beliefs and what you would to do if you were elected. You seek endorsements of newspapers and others who influence public opinion. Then, if the gods of small-town politics smile on you, you are elected.