Letter to the Editor: Janice Daniels 'Owes Ms. Kerwin and the Voters a Public Apology'
"Perhaps she could include with this apology a list of her own volunteer resume," writes Troy resident Cathy Fucinari. "I suspect it is a very short list."
At the Oct. 22 council meeting, Janice Daniels intentionally misrepresented this award to Mary Kerwin as Troy’s 2012 Distinguished Citizen, dismissing it as political instead of a well-earned recognition for years of dedicated service to this community.
Anyone could clearly read the agenda and the screen in the council chamber, each of which reflected Leadership Troy. Both Janice and Mary Kerwin could clearly see the proclamation. As Mary Kerwin quite graciously pointed out the error, Daniels insisted that she was right, “because the newspaper said so”.
I would like her to produce that newspaper. I have already double checked current and past issues of the Troy Somerset Gazette and the Troy Times. Both papers reflected the awarding organization as Leadership Troy.
Perhaps it would behoove Ms. Daniels to familiarize herself with the organization at its website: www.leadershiptroy.org. “Leadership Troy consists of representatives from various community organizations, businesses, and individuals that strive to promote Troy community improvement programs, the exchange of community information, and provide a venue to recognize volunteers and corporate citizens that positively impact the quality of life in Troy.”
Leadership Troy is affiliated with volunteers, not political parties. The efforts of the persons involved with these organizations rise above political lines. Her insistence that she was right was reprehensible and a continuation of her efforts to mislead the voters in this city.
She owes Ms. Kerwin and the voters a public apology. Perhaps she could include with this apology a list of her own volunteer resume. I suspect it is a very short list.
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