I find myself in the awkward position of asking for your vote for the unopposed position of village trustee for a three year term in the March 19 election.
I am Joan Nicols. I am the quiet one in my family. I came to Cooperstown with my husband 35 years ago. Since then, I raised my three children (Jennifer, Diana and Henry), who all graduated from Cooperstown Central School, and I am proud that my three youngest grandchildren now attend that same school. I was a student at the State University College at Oneonta and graduated from Hartwick College and serve as a Blood Bank team leader at Bassett Medical Center where I have worked for more than 30 years. I was one of the first women in the Cooperstown Fire Department serving on the Cooperstown Ambulance Squad in the mid-1980s. My husband and I attend St. Mary’s Church, where I serve as a Eucharistic minister. I was a proud leader of Explorer (Venture) and Boy Scout Troop 1254 Backpacking expeditions to Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier, Mount Katahdin and the Florida Everglades. I love being a member of our Cooperstown community. There are so many good things about being in this community.
As I approach the next phase of my working career at Bassett as a part-time employee I will have more available time and I would like to continue to serve my community, this time as a village trustee. I have no agenda and make no bold campaign promises, except to listen to my friends and neighbors and to represent their interests as I best can in our community. I pledge to work hard, to attend as many meetings and public functions as I am able and to do my very best to serve this community that has done so much for me and for my family.