As a longtime downtown Barre business owner, I am pleased that Sue Higby is running for re-election to the Barre City Council in Ward I. Her dedicated service to Barre has been impressive. She is a hard worker and continuously strives to achieve more for our community.
Sue was the council member who suggested the holiday season fundraiser at the parking meters to obtain more support for children's programs in the Recreation Department. She worked with a Council colleague to decorate the parking meters with red bows and evergreen boughs, which created a festive touch to the downtown.
Sue created the Stone Sculpture Legacy Program and has, as a result, added numerous new sculptures to the downtown. She created the Art Stroll map, which has been used by community members and visitors to engage people in walking around the downtown to view the sculptures. Working with historian and former librarian Karen Lane, Sue added the "Heritage Stage" to the annual Heritage Festival and managed that performance venue for three years.
Sue's leadership at Studio Place Arts for more than 16 years has given her the experience know-how and relationships to assist Barre with revitalizing its downtown and neighborhoods.
Sue Higby is a person full of positive ideas and action for projects small and large, and should be re-elected to the City Council.