Mr. Clarkson previously worked for the state as an expert in local government efficiency and finance. The town has benefited immensely from Mr. Clarkson’s expertise over the past two years, during which time the town has reduced its workforce, consolidated ambulance services, established multiyear budgeting, enacted a model ethics law, and saved money through shared services and modernization while preserving crucial services. As a result of these and other significant reforms, Bethlehem was awarded $776,000 this year from the state Local Government Performance and Efficiency Program (the largest grant to any town in the state).
While we have accomplished a great deal over the past two years, there is much left to be done to continue the work of transforming Bethlehem into a model of municipal government. The next step is the re-election of Supervisor John Clarkson for two more years.
Jeffrey D. Kuhn