Jason Kuter Mendon Select Board
Thank you Mendon for selecting me to our town Board for a term running 5/17/2023 - 5/16/2026! I am so grateful for your confidence in my leadership. The Mendon, MA Select Board can be contacted at https://www.mendonma.gov/select-board.
Transparent and Accountable Government
As a representative of the Mendon community, I will prioritize transparency and accountability in all aspects of local government. This includes making information accessible to the public, attending regular town hall meetings, and encouraging community participation in decision-making. I will also publicly disclose any conflicts of interest and work to ensure that local officials are held accountable for their actions.
I will work tirelessly to promote trustworthiness, transparency, and ethics in all aspects of local government. I will use my 9 years of Mendon parenting, scouting, youth sports leadership, and community service, to ensure that all members of our community, including seniors and youth alike, have access to the resources and opportunities they need to thrive.
I recognize that housing affordability is a significant challenge for many members of our community, especially for seniors. As a representative, I will support policies that promote the development of affordable housing, encourage the preservation of existing affordable housing, and provide resources for renters and homeowners who are struggling to make ends meet. I will also work to ensure that seniors have access to safe, affordable housing options as well as the services that meet their unique needs.
I believe that access to high-quality education is essential to the success of our community. As a representative, I will support investments in our public schools, vocational training programs, and adult education initiatives. I will also work to ensure that our schools are safe, inclusive, and provide equal opportunities for all students. I have taught in both middle and high school and hope to bring my my experience as a parent of four in public schools, to aid in my decision making.
Development and Environmental Protection
I believe that sustainable development and environmental protection are critical to the long-term health and prosperity of our community. I will work to promote smart growth policies that balance economic development with the preservation of natural resources. I will also support initiatives that reduce our carbon footprint, protect our water and air quality, and promote sustainable transportation options. I feel my college background in Environmental Biology as well as my lifelong love of the outdoors and scouting puts me provides me a unique perspective to environmental issues that effect the town.
Community Safety and Wellness
I believe that ensuring the safety and wellness of our community is a top priority. I will work to promote policies that reduce crime, increase public safety, and support mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. I believe in community policing. I will also prioritize the needs of seniors by advocating for programs that support aging in place, providing access to transportation and healthcare, and promoting social engagement to reduce social isolation.