Marilee Beebe, Incumbent (2 Yr)
I have been a resident of Tolland since 1983. I am a civil engineer, licensed in the state of Connecticut, with a background in site development, transportation engineering, construction project management and remediation of contaminated sites. I currently serve as the Project Manager on the Q Bridge Project for WSP USA, Inc. For fun I love spending time with my family outdoors; biking, hiking, kayaking.
I love the community of Tolland – I have been fortunate to get to know so many different people that have contributed to the fabric of this town.
Why are you running for re-election to the Zoning Board of Appeals?
I have worked in the construction industry for more than 30 years and have found that my professional experience has proven valuable in the performance of duties as a public servant on various elected and appointed boards and committees.
I have served on the Tolland Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC for more than 20 years, including 6 years as chair of the PZC. I am currently Vice-Chair of the ZBA. I have also served on a School Space Assessment Committee, the Tolland High School Land Acquisition Committee and the Route 195 Corridor Study Municipal Advisory Committee.
What is your vision for Tolland?
The most pressing issues in facing our community right now are providing a sustainable model of growth and a sustainable budget.
Over the last several years Tolland’s public servants have established an admirable track record of working in a bi-partisan fashion to address budget and other critical issues confronting the town. With changes in technology accelerating; models for business, transportation, education, and housing will evolve in ways we do not yet foresee. Given the added challenges of an anticipated transition in town management and continuing economic pressures in the state, it is timely for us to review the rules that define our form of government and make sure we are operating in a way that respects Tolland’s history and traditions but facilitates our ability to successfully navigate future demands.
I hope to continue to work in a bi-partisan fashion with my fellow board members to evaluate each application and make the best decision for the applicant and the town.