Our Values


To counteract such efforts, we need your support to elect John Kiker to the Library Board of Directors and Gavin Lodge to the Board of Education. John and Gavin will represent us well on these boards and work hard to protect the policies of our public libraries and school libraries, as well as fight any attempts to institute book bans.

VOTE FOR GAVIN LODGE FOR THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Let’s elect Gavin Lodge as our representative on the Region 18 Board of Education (BOE), which plays a critical role in the governance and operations of our local schools.  The members of this board set and maintain school policies, and support a healthy school district culture for work and learning. The BOE is also responsible for hiring and evaluating the school superintendent, developing an annual school budget and ratifying collective bargaining agreements.  Gavin will represent us well on this board and – in light of the recent book-censorship attempts that have targeted our public libraries – he will work hard to prevent any policy changes that could result in book censorship or book bans in our school libraries. Placing another Democrat on the BOE is the best way to help ensure this board represents our values. You can read about his qualifications and history of service to our Town here.

VOTE FOR JOHN KIKER FOR THE LIBRARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Let’s elect John Kiker to the Library Board of Directors, which plays a critical role in the governance and operations of the Lyme Public Library. The members of this board set and maintain policies that govern the library’s programs and operations, and promote the mission of the library within the local community. The board is also responsible for hiring and evaluating the library director, developing an annual budget and forging strategic plans that guide the future of the library. John will represent us well on this board and – in light of the recent book-censorship attempts that have targeted our public libraries – he will work hard to prevent any policy changes that could result in book censorship or book bans. Placing another Democrat on the Library Board is the best way to help ensure this board represents our values. You can read about his qualifications and history of service to our Town here.