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Letter: Todd is a leader

In 2008, when Mayor Jim Bouley asked me to chair the new Transportation Policy Advisory Committee, I was looking for several engaged residents who possessed four qualities. Candidates would need to have an interest (but not necessarily expertise) in transportation, the ability to work cooperatively in a group, a commitment to attend monthly meetings and, most important, an open mind.

The first candidate who came to mind was Brent Todd. He not only accepted my offer, and council’s appointment to represent Penacook, but he also was instrumental in suggesting other candidates. In the five years since, he has not let me, the council or the city down. He has taken behind-the-scenes leadership roles in multiple transportation issues. He has been the primary author or coauthor of some of TPAC’s most significant accomplishments.

From Main Street to Village Street, Todd has been a proactive and thoughtful contributor of ideas that became TPAC recommendations to council.

As Penacook’s representative to TPAC, he has been a tireless advocate for his neighbors. He is a natural pick to follow in the footsteps of Councilors Dave Poulin and Liz Blanchard and to work alongside Councilor Steve Shurtleff.

Voters in Ward 1 could do no better than to elect Brent Todd as their representative to the Concord City Council.

DICK LEMIEUX

Concord

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