Submitted by Julia Chiappetta, Cos Cob, Former Member – Greenwich Board of Health
As a life-long resident of Greenwich, I wish to convey my strong support for Heather Smeriglio. Not only is she a truly capable and caring business professional and Tax Collector, she was born to serve and lead.
I had the distinct pleasure of working with her a few years back as we created a Fundraising Program for Elementary School PTA’s, which was a huge success due to her commitment, dedication and love for children.
Heather’s strength of conviction and not being tossed and driven by politics or personal gain, sets her apart from the field and is what impresses me the most about her. Heather is for all of the people, all the time and approaches her responsibility to our town with confidence and discretion.
She has been our Certified Tax Collector since 2016. During our dark days of C-19, she implemented a 90-day deferment to help residents catch their breath whilst dealing with loss of income. This initiative afforded many with time to gather their emotions and meet their financial obligations.
Heather’s compassionate open-door policy lends to her popularity and respect. Isn’t it refreshing to know you can reach her by phone and or welcome you in her office. This has surely not been the norm at Town Hall.
Heather loves her job and has a heart set on finding solutions that work for residents and her superiors. She has led her team through difficult days and still managed to collect 35 million before a July 1 deadline, putting the town in one of the best financial positions ever, of which the finance team has affirmed.
Why would we want to even consider anyone other than Heather to lead us through the challenges ahead of us?
Heather is a Proven Leader, Loyal Member of our Community & Doing an Outstanding Job. No one could even come close!
I urge you to reelect Heather Smeriglio, Tax Collector for the Town of Greenwich and if you haven’t yet, stop by her office to say hello and experience how wonderful she is.