Take a moment to review each profile so you can be informed and prepared when you go to the polls on Nov. 5, 2013.
This week, we are looking at the Board of Finance candidates:
Name: Kathy Larkin, CCTC, CMC
Party, Position Seeking: Republican, Town Clerk
Family information: Married, with two children
Occupation, if applicable: Southington Deputy Town Clerk
What skills do you have that you could bring to the community?
Town Clerk Education Programs: New England Municipal Clerks Institute and Academy, 2005-2008, Connecticut Town Clerk School, 1997-1999
Certifications: International Institute of Municipal Clerks Certification (CMC) 2010, Certified Connecticut Town Clerk, 1999.
In addition, I am continuing with educational classes and courses in my goal to obtain the certification of Master Municipal Clerk.
Why did you run for office?
With 28 years experience with the Town Clerks office, I bring a sensitive, articulate, and intelligent voice to town government, and have been dedicated to providing the residents of Southington with excellent customer service. Because of the rapid growth we are experiencing in this community decisions being made now will affect us for many years. I have the qualifications, experience and skills to make a seamless transition into the role of Town Clerk.
If elected, what would be your primary areas of focus?
Customer service is a priority. With the busy schedules of individuals and families, it is difficult to make time for visits to the Town Hall. I would like to formulate changes and continue expanding on information and services available on the town website and online for the ease and convenience of the residents.
Anything else you would like to share?
- Hartford County Town Clerk’s Association
- Connecticut Town Clerk’s Association
- New England Municipal Clerk’s Association
- International Institute of Municipal Clerks
- Southington Apple Harvest Festival volunteer
- Southington Elks Lodge Apple Harvest Festival volunteer