I have grown up on Grand Island, a mother of two, and the wife to my husband, Mike, of 23 years. My parents and in-laws are residents of Grand Island. We love our town. I am passionate about serving and helping others. Grand Island is our forever home. I want to give back to the community that raised me and now my family.
Community is everything to me. I am very involved within the Town of Grand Island. As a director with the Chamber of Commerce, I have served as chairwoman to the Light Up the Boulevard, sat on the committee for the Community and Visitors Guide recently mailed to your homes, participated in fundraising, Citizen of the Year, and attend all the ribbon-cutting and celebrations for the businesses of Grand Island. You may have seen me on the news or in papers fighting for Grand Island on shutting down Tonawanda Coke with Citizen Science Community Resources, where I am a director. Currently, I sit on the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Planning Committee of Grand Island. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is my newest appointment and I look forward improving our parks and growing our recreation programs.
Within the last two years, the projects/events I have organized or volunteered for have allowed me to meet so many more fellow neighbors. Some of these include Solarize GI, Community Comprehensive Plan meetings, Grand Island News, E-Waste Collection, GI Kindness Rocks, chairwoman of GI BBQ and Festival, Turtle Derby for not-for-profits, GI Farms, Eco-Tourism Committee, Footprint Festival of Niagara at Beaver Island, Shoreline Trail, GI2, and GI cashless Tolls (which I will continue to fight for home free to Island residents).
•Dedicated, hardworking, and go above and beyond every time.
•Work well with others and willing to listen.
•Have relationships within the community (businesses, government, and organizations).
•Not afraid of a challenge and will ask questions.
•Full time councilwoman and accessible.
•Understand the history of Grand Island and what is important to our community.
Community is everything to me. I have attended every Town Board workshop and meeting in the last three-plus years. I also attend many advisory board meetings. GI should be guided by the taxpayers and not political parties or personal agendas. Disagreements or different ideas should be handled in a constructive manner respectfully; it’s how we grow. Those that serve need to be having open and honest conversations to better this town. Collaboratively, Democracy has to be brought to the table. I don’t know everything, but I will learn, I will ask questions, and I will commit to be fair and work hard. I look forward to earning your vote and sharing my vision for Grand Island in the upcoming months. I believe that in order to serve Grand Island you need to be a part of our town and to know our town.
Please check out my website at www.Jenn4Council.com or Facebook: Jenn Pusatier for Grand Island Town Board.