Meredith Applegate Minuteman Letter to the Editor, January 12, 2017

Kate Colburn, committed to serving Lexington

Kate Colburn is an ideal candidate for School Committee and would deliver tremendous results for our schools.  Kate, who has three children in our schools, has an impressive background and skill set, a strong commitment to our schools and town and a compelling set of ideas. 

Kate’s professional experience and talents are uniquely relevant.  Kate is an attorney with strong analytical and communication skills and serves as independent consultant for a municipal planning and community development firm.  Kate assits towns with capital improvement and school master planning.  Kate is skilled enough to dig deeply into the details while also thinking about the big picture. 

She also understands the need to balance school and municipal needs with budget pressures to provide flexible and practical solutions, and can think creatively and pragmatically.

Kate has a deep understanding of our school and town budgets, priorities and challenges.  Kate served as volunteer board member for her children’s preschool and LexFUN!; currently she actively volunteers in the elementary and middle schools and has also taken a leadership role inunderstanding school overcrowding.  She has served on Town Meeting and the Appropriations Committee including Liaison to the School Committee.  In these capacities, she has attended countless meetings to research and advocate for practical solutions for our schools.

I believe in Kate and her ideas for change.  Kate plans to provide focus and strategic action around three key areas: overcrowding, pragmatic and long-term problem solving; and innovation around new learning models to promote curiosity and address stress.  Kate is a team player with tremendous ideas, knowledge and skills that can get things done.  We need Kate on our School Committee.

Please join me in supporting Kate Colburn on for School Committee on March 6

Meredith Applegate