Nurse throwing her hat in the ring for Pittsville Town Council
PITTSVILLE, Md. – One community member is throwing her hat in the ring for Town Council.
Dawn Toner, who has been a nurse for 31 plus years, moved with her family to Pittsville in 2017. Toner was looking for a centrally located place with a small-town feel to call home, and Pittsville offered her that.
When she moved to the town, she started meeting with neighbors and realized there was not a lot of communication with neighbors and felt like there was a disconnect.
So, she created a community Facebook page and started planning events.
Toner says since being in Pittsville she’s been an active in the community doing service work, joining the elementary and middle school PTA, the Wicomico Eastside Chamber of Commerce, Pittsville’s Lions Club chapter, and the Town of Pittsville’s Communication Committee.
Toner has also has been named the title of Community Events Coordinator by the town.
During, her time in Pittsville she’s planned several movie nights in the town park, supported and promoted local businesses, organizing a group to collect and distribute water to the town’s home-bound and most vulnerable citizens, advocating for a new library in town, and more.
Toner said she is running for a seat at the table to give the council more ideas and help push things along while continuing to bring the community together.
“I’m a very active listener, and I like to really engage with the community so that’s been my thing here and so 2017 in that short period of time I was really able to move some things forward,” Toner said. “My platform is that I want to be your voice, I’ve always been as a nurse an active listener, I like to hear what people’s ideas are.”
Toner said her platform initiatives include trying to bring a grocery store to the community, improving town infrastructure, creating a community garden, supporting local businesses by promoting them and our community region-wide, supporting the local fire and police departments via fundraising efforts, honoring our Veterans with memorial flags display, improving upkeep of the town park, and to continuing to plan family-friendly events.
Dawn asks all registered voters in Pittsville to cast their vote for her on Election Day November 2.