From left: Phelps and MaGuire. No photos submitted by Mooney and Kelly.
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All candidates running for office were asked to submit a statement
of up to 350 words. The candidates included
here are those who responded. The statements have not been edited.
Mooney – Planning Board 3 years
have lived in Nottingham since 1977. My husband and I were delighted
to settle in a community that shared our appreciation for rural
values, nature’s resources, and where residents exhibited an honest
concern for each other. Over these forty plus years, we have set our
roots down and have become active members of the community..
New Hampshire native, raised in a small town in Cheshire County, I
and my brothers raised chickens and sheep, planted trees, sugared,
and grew a large garden. Appreciation for the importance of the land
and for small farms grew as a result. During my career as a high
school biology teacher in Haverhill, MA, I shared practical knowledge
of these rural values and an appreciation of environmental protection
with my students and colleagues.
participating in the 2001 Nottingham Community Profile, I was
appointed to the Conservation Commission; and a few years later, in
2008, was elected to the Planning Board. During these tenures, I have
been consistent in planning for our increasing population while
preserving the rural beauty and natural resources that keep
Nottingham a special place. An important role for me on the Planning
Board is to bring the importance of resource protection to
applications as we also address health, safety and property rights.
Accomplishments have included increased communication among land use
boards and Nottingham residents, and participation in the following:
the previous Master Plan Update; the design of an optional open space
development ordinance to preserve at least 50% of a major development
in protected open space, and reduce infrastructure such as internal
roadways to mitigate impacts for the town; reformatting and updating
the Zoning Ordinance; a wireless communication overlay district;
amendments to accessory dwelling units thus expanding housing
opportunities; and impact fees for new dwellings.
with others with honesty and open mindedness are the attributes by
which I conduct my personal, professional and public lives. I would
be grateful for your continued support.
Phelps - Budget Committee 3 years
Phelps, running for Trustee of the Trust Funds, a three year
position. I have lived in Nottingham for the last 3 years. We
also lived here from 1990-2000. We had moved to Dover when our
girls went to high school and college.
have a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance from SNHU. I'm
the Finance Controller at an enterprise level ISP. Previously I
specialized in tax and analytics while at CIT Bank.
Kelly – Budget Committee 1 year
have lived in the town of Nottingham since 2004 - 16 years
10 years ago I launched my own business to serve the community I live
in. Budgeting is just one of the many skills I have achieved
through the process.
my daily career as a Lead aircraft technician, I delegate
qualified personnel to appropriate work assignments, help oversee
proper troubleshooting, ordering correct parts, assists contracts all
to help stay within or reduce the overall guidelines of our budgets.
I am also part of the companies safety committee which keeps my
team focused on proper safety protocols and high risk tasks.
I do believe we are all good candidates with budget experience as we
run our day to day households.
I am elected all issues around town will be a priority.
MaGuire – School Treasurer
My name is Heidi
Maguire. My husband and 2 sons have lived in town eleven years this
I am running for
Nottingham School District Treasurer. I am currently the district
treasurer and am looking to continue.
I have been
preparing taxes and doing bookkeeping for well over 20 years. I have
since started my own bookkeeping/accounting business in July of
When I was employed
by a CPA firm I was well educated in bookkeeping, cash flows,
budgets, etc. My business has been very successful due to this
I am currently
volunteer as the bookkeeper for Nottingham Youth Association,
Nottingham PTA, local church in town. Before my child moved on to Boy
scouts, I volunteered myself as a treasurer, popcorn coordinator and
den leader for Cub scouts troop 167.
I am very reliable
and trustworthy and feel I would be a good candidate for the position
and have enjoyed working with district this past year.
There are no real
issues with the school district that need to be addressed.