To the editor of THE EAGLE:
I am writing to express support for Donna Todd Rivers for one of the four at large seats for the Pittsfield City Council.
For the past several years, Donna has been a tireless advocate for downtown businesses and has played a significant role of identifying community activities and programs and linking them to her listeners. Her passion for making positive change in the city makes us want to emulate how she sees our community as better place to invest in.
Her experience working within City Hall in two key important departments, legal and personnel departments, shows that she understands the importance of process as well as the checks and balances that is needed to ensure great government.
Having a successful small business and still going strong through challenging times, Donna understands the needs and challenges others face and will be an advocate and asset for those that need support.
If you're looking for a candidate that understands the needs of the community, is experienced and has the knowledge to navigate City Hall and its services, recognizes the importance of small businesses, and in addition to being a candidate that will not need a long period of time to learn how to be a councilor, I encourage you to vote for Donna Todd Rivers for city councilor at large.