Letter: Response to Kristi Sogofsky’s Op-Ed on Region 9 Board Appointment

To the Editor:

I am writing in response to Kristi Sogofsky’s LTE dated July 22.

I’m reminded of the phrase “you only get one chance to make a first impression.”

Kristi and the RTC had the same opportunity as the DTC to search for a BOE candidate, prepare a response, and make a recommendation to the BOS.

The DTC vetted and presented Sarah Lehberger to the BOS and included a formal resume and letter of interest from Sarah as part of her presentation at the meeting. She was also present at the meeting. This demonstrated her sincere intent to be appointed.

The RTC’s candidate presentation included a “brief bio” and she neglected to attend the meeting.

Dr. Bindelglass and Bob Lessler gave Kristi every opportunity to postpone the appointment so the RTC could make a better presentation of their candidate. Kristi opted to ignore the request and pushed forward with the discussion of the appointment at the meeting.

If you are in a professional setting and presented with two candidates for a position, one who actively demonstrates an interest in the position and one who shows a casual interest, which candidate would you nominate to put forth? Sarah made a notable first impression while the other candidate’s first impression was lackadaisical.

We all know this is the beginning of the fall political season and Kristi’s letter is nothing more than political posturing. Dr. Bindelglass and Bob Lessler made a decision that was in the best interest of the Town given the information they had to make the evaluation. That’s the kind of intellect and leadership I think is necessary to run the town.

David Katz

Easton

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