LETTER from JULIE HUNTSMAN
To The Editor:
I’m writing today in enthusiastic support of Jill Basile, candidate for Otsego County Board, District 14, (Wards 7-8).
I have gotten to know Jill through her volunteer work for the Susquehanna SPCA, on whose board she also serves. Time and again, in a crunch when volunteers are crucial, she rolls up her sleeves, literally, and gets to work, no matter how dirty the job. She gives back in other ways too: She’s served as director of Oneonta Reading is Fundamental since 2017.
Jill’s background, education, and work experience also impress me. She was raised in Otsego County and knows our region very well. Her undergraduate education in business and master’s in Student Affairs Administration prepared her for a productive career managing college facilities, developing programs and educating students and advisers alike.
Her fine work at Hartwick College earned her the Adviser of the Year Award, 2010-11. She currently serves as academic adviser at SUNY Delhi’s School of Nursing, a position she has held since 2014.
In addition, she has valuable experience in human services, having worked with Opportunities for Otsego and the Child Advocacy Center. Jill has counseled people in crisis, and advocated for those without a voice.
She has facilitated the complex interface between health care providers, law enforcement, schools and social services when families, individuals or children are in peril.
Jill is very well qualified for this position. She’s a giver and gets things done – our county board would be very lucky to have her! District 14 – vote Jill Basile on Nov. 5!
JULIE HUNTSMAN, DVM