I’m writing in support of two dynamic, forward-thinking women that have exactly what we need to make Glen Rock not only a town to come home to, but a town that is considered a leader in Bergen County: Amy Martin and Arati Kreibich, the Glen Rock A Team.
Amy has shown herself to be a thoughtful, fair and tireless council member during her term. From when she first started on council in 2014, to being the Council President this year, she has been dedicated to making solid decisions in the best interest of Glen Rockers and has shown herself to be a good listener and collaborator with her fellow council members. She was instrumental in helping bring the Farmer’s Market to Glen Rock and has championed the future Arboretum educational center which will be a wonderful asset to our community. Outside of her Council duties, Amy is a single mom of three children and works for Habitat for Humanity. I don’t know where she gets all her energy, but she’s always smiling and excited to talk about new ideas and solutions, even if it’s on the sidelines of the soccer field.
I met Dr. Arati Kreibich at the Women’s March in January, when three busloads of Glen Rockers headed to Washington DC. Arati harnessed that moment of activism and turned it into a movement through her organization of the “After the March” group – which quickly became a model for other communities and boasts nearly 900 members from in and around Glen Rock. I was inspired by Arati’s articulate and passionate view that we as residents could work together to make our community a better place and keep it moving forward even with the challenging national backdrop. She has been tireless as part of the Glen Rock Environmental Committee and organized community rallies for International Women’s Day and Charlottesville. Her organizational skills, attention to detail, and obvious intelligence (she has a Ph.D. in neuroscience!) make her a natural leader. Her calm demeanor and earnest drive to listen and offer creative solutions means we can all indeed have a “seat at the table.”
I feel strongly that Amy and Arati are assets to our community – they have shown they are decided to building our community up, in listening to the needs of all residents young and old, new and tenured. I have never felt more a part of the Glen Rock community than I have in the past year, and much of that has to do with what these two women have contributed to Glen Rock. Let’s re-elect Amy and elect Arati to Glen Rock Council.