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Christy Yaros has been a K–12 curriculum writer and editor for 19 years and has spent 15 of those being an independent contractor. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and actively participates in the children’s literature community. Christy has a leadership position in the New England Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. She is also a member and Deputy Treasurer of the Avon Democratic Town Committee. Christy, her husband, and their daughter chose to make Avon their home 14 years ago. They share their house with their “foster fail” rescue dog, Madison, and two cats, Pippin and Edgar. Christy’s favorite things to do are reading, writing, and drinking coffee. And she takes a lot of pictures of her cats.
Why I’m Running
Community is important to me. When my daughter was going through Avon Public Schools, I connected with the school community — volunteering with the Roaring Brook and Thompson Brook PTOs, as a Girl Scout troop leader, and Odyssey of the Mind coach. With my daughter off enjoying her freshman year at the University of Connecticut, I want to stay connected. Avon has given us so much, and I want to give back. I think serving your town is a great way to serve. As a small business owner, a working mother, a now “empty nester,” and a longtime Avon resident, I bring multiple perspectives to everything I do. I try to approach life the way I do editing: seeing the potential in all things, working to make sure everyone’s voice is heard, and aiming for the best possible outcome with the time and resources available. I also make a mean meatball.
We need to find ways to grow Avon’s revenue base while maintaining our character and charm and protecting our environment. Many move here for the top-notch schools as we did. I want Avon to be more of a place where people stay, even after their children graduate; a place our children want to come back to and raise their own families. I want young families to move here and feel like they are home. How do we do that? By electing leaders who will attract more businesses and create more ways for residents to feel like they have a voice in the community, no matter their age; by increasing transparency and communication; by recognizing that at the local level, it should be less about the politics and more about people. A 24-hour diner wouldn’t hurt, either.
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Approved by and paid for by Avon Dems 2019 Municipal Slate Committee, Joanne Beers, Treasurer.