Twenty-two years ago our family relocated to Rangeley from the Sebago Lake area as a result of a voluntary transfer for the Maine Warden Service. A “dream come true” for this family! We soon discovered we didn’t just live in the Town of Rangeley but the Community of Rangeley where folks say hello to each other, help each other out, contribute to the common good and shared obligations which makes Rangeley special. It didn’t take long for me to jump into the volunteer role and serve our community- I spent a few years with Rangeley Friends of Performing Arts from assisting the Board to acting in a few community plays. I was a board member for the Rangeley Library Association for 7 years, Little Mountain School Board President while my children attended for 5 years, elementary school classroom volunteer, field trip parent chaperone, eleven years of middle school/varsity volunteer girls basketball coach and throw in mini-league basketball coordinator as well as coordinating/coaching a girls basketball travel team, and Rangeley Health & Wellness volunteer just to name a few. I attended each annual Town Meeting (some years with my toddler daughters in tow) and soon found myself on the Town Budget Committee as co-chairman this segued into a run for a seat on the Board of Selectmen when two members decided not to seek re-election. That was nine years ago and I hope you continue to give me the opportunity to work hard for Rangeley residents and tax payers with your vote June 13th.

It’s very encouraging to see the peaked interest in local government with 6 candidates running for 2 seats this year. A reminder to folks out there that there are other ways to get involved, we have many seats open on boards and committees such as Budget Committee, Comprehensive Plan Review Committee, Zoning Appeals Board, alternates on the Planning Board and Airport Commission and probably more.

While serving on the Board of Selectmen it has been key that I continue to work with and for our residents. Our Board meetings always welcome public input and discussion. The Rangeley Comprehensive Plan continues to be our focal point, over the past few years the Board has been very successful with meeting many of the goals identified within the Plan. While I’ve been a member of the Board we have set priorities such as: the Town Park renovation, new boat dock system, many roads rehabilitated from School Street to Carry Road, a Rangeley Town Website, new Oquossoc Playground, downtown revitalization plan, establishment of the Rangeley Region Economic Development Committee, Maine Street sidewalk project from Depot Street to Dallas Hill Road Scenic Overlook and from Allen Street to Loon Lake Road, airport runway extension, established Tax Increment Financing Districts and purchased the Depot Street parking area just to name a few. Many of these projects were completed with grants from the State and Federal governments.

With my extensive experience with the Town, I would appreciate your continued support and vote in the coming election. Being a Selectman is hard work, time consuming yet very rewarding. I appreciate the citizens who have taken the time to stop by my office or call me with questions and/or concerns over the years. Experience truly does matter!!

Yours in service, Cyndy Egan

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