Submitted by John K. Wetmore
Heather Smeriglio unquestionably deserves another term as our Tax Collector. Against the backdrop of a worldwide pandemic, Heather Smeriglio exercised calm and decisive leadership by insuring that the Town maintained a steady stream of tax revenue during her first term in office.
Heather’s capable and professional abilities allowed her to seamlessly implement systems and procedures which continued to make her office accessible to all Greenwich taxpayers. As a third generation Greenwich resident, Heather recognized early in her first term that some of her fellow citizens had been negatively financially impacted by the pandemic. Without hesitation, Heather implemented a 90-day tax deferment program so that her fellow Greenwich residents who were hardest hit by the economic downturn would get some much needed relief.
Heather’s professional experience is unparalleled in this year’s race. Heather had an over 30-year career as an officer in several prominent local banks. Since 2013, Heather was an integral part of the staff of the Tax Collector’s office.
Heather is the only person in this race with the professional qualifications to manage the Tax Collector’s office in accordance with State statutes since she is a Certified Connecticut Municipal Tax Collector.
Those who know Heather are immediately struck by her warm, friendly and positive demeanor. The citizens of Greenwich would be hard pressed to ever find a more empathetic, understanding or knowledgeable person to administer the Tax Collector’s office. Heather is a person of principle and rock solid integrity who is deeply devoted to her family, her community and her faith. Heather is just the type of person we need occupying such an important elected position in our Town.
Heather Smeriglio has worked hard and has earned our trust. Let’s put Heather back in office so she can continue the good work she has done on behalf of all of her constituents.
I strongly urge the voters of Greenwich to return Heather Smeriglio to the office of Tax Collector on November 2nd.
John K. Wetmore