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Desy throws in name for Board of Health

'I realized it was time for a change'

Kimberly Desy. (click for larger version)
April 05, 2011
STURBRIDGE — After being asked to seek election to a three-year term on the Sturbridge Board of Health by several frustrated residents, Kimberly Desy is hoping for a chance to help make changes she believes are badly needed.

"After hearing of numerous complaints being presented to the Board of Health by citizens and businesses that were not being addressed or solved, I realized it was time for a change," Desy said. "The people and businesses in this town need to come first and be heard. Although some good has come from the past three years, a lot of steps backwards have been made and I am here to see that we once again move in a forward direction."

As the owner of a small local business, Desy Ice Cream and Concessions, Desy interacts with Board of Health members representing towns in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island on a daily basis. She believes these experiences, as well as her background in law enforcement and in the medical field, have given her a thorough understanding of many issues the Board of Health faces. She is a certified health care provider, and she has also had HAZMAT training and certification, disaster training and certification, and emergency rescue and preparedness training. In addition, she served on several organizational executive boards, and she continues to be involved in various charitable organizations, which have familiarized her with the processes of obtaining grants and fundraising.

"The Board of Health deals with more than food establishment, permitting and inspecting," added Desy. "They deal with local hotels and motels, diseases (both preventing and controlling), the environment, and sanitation issues. My past and present training makes me a well qualified candidate for this position."

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

Janines Frostee
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