Megan Cotter for Philipstown Town Board: a Leader that Works for Everyone
“I'm running for the Philipstown Board because our community deserves Trustees who will bring our community's values of decency and hard work into action.” - Megan
Megan is also a lifetime Cold Spring resident. She lives in the village with her husband and four young children. Professionally and as a volunteer, she has a proven track record of mobilizing positive change.
Preserving the fabric of our community while implementing smart change and development is the foundation for Megan’s decision to run for Town Board.
“I was lucky enough to grow up in Philipstown and experience what makes this place so special: a caring, small community where neighbors help each other. I’m running for Town Board to carry this basic premise forward,” Megan said.
After receiving her Master of Public Health degree from New York Medical College, she was a Research Coordinator for Children’s & Women’s Physicians of Westchester, as well as a Healthcare Administrator at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell. She also spent eight years at the Therapeutic Equestrian Center as the director of healthcare. During that time, she implemented equine therapy in New York State through the Medicaid Care Act. To this day, people with developmental disabilities can get coverage through Medicaid for equine therapy.
After leaving the workforce for a few years, she’s recently returned as a compliance officer for healthcare professionals and small business owners on a national and local level.
Being a mother of four has allowed Megan to create relationships within the Garrison and Haldane Elementary community, including serving as class parent for three of her children’s classes, Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) basketball coach, and Philipstown Little League board member, in which she spearheaded the revitalization of the softball program.
For the past 11 years, Megan has also organized the annual Cold Spring Turkey Trot, which draws seniors, families, young adults, and even tourists.
“Running for Town Board feels like a natural next step for me. This position will allow me to connect with the community on a deeper level to ensure our policies, infrastructure, and future planning provide the best quality of life, from seniors to our youth.”
First and foremost, my aim is to be an active listener to the people of Philipstown. I strive every day to maintain the fabric of our community, all while making positive change. Being elected as a Board Trustee will allow me to connect with Philipstown on a deeper level to ensure our policies, infrastructure, and future planning provide the best quality of life from our seniors to our youth.
Values that support the issues I support and how I will represent Philipstown:
- Compassion, Respect, and Hope
- Collaborative Relationships
- Research to Action
My inspiration to run for Town Board is rooted in my commitment to Philipstown – which I’ve been part of my whole life. I have a focus on a community that will engage those with disabilities as well as growing the programming and services of our Rec department for our youth and seniors.
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