I write today in enthusiastic support of Len Diggins as a candidate for Select Board.
Len and I know each other through volunteering at Arlington Community Media, Inc. (ACMi). The local cable access studio is a great place to hang out if you want to know what’s going on around town and what people really care about. Len’s time spent at ACMi places him in the center of information access.
ACMi is also a welcoming community resource where you never know who is going to walk in the door and what they are going to ask for. Len is a natural asset in this setting, where he demonstrates attentive listening skills and a genuine warm willingness to be helpful.
Len has held a variety of roles during his time at ACMi, requiring broad skills such as attention to detail, fast learning, and collaboration. These are skills necessary for effective leadership in our Town. At heart, providing the public access to information is what drives Len’s desire to work at ACMi, demonstrated by the programs he gets involved with.
In addition to a regular gig filming Select Board meetings, Len produces coverage of the Chamber of Commerce Women’s Networking Breakfast, and initiated a program highlighting local artists. I find particularly helpful his series on home repair and maintenance, a project in collaboration with Wanamaker hardware store. Giving voice to a variety of interests is the hallmark of Len’s time at ACMi.
I trust in Len’s communication skills, breadth of experiences, and deep commitment to the ideals of democratic participation and access to information. I invite everyone to join me in helping vote Len into one of the most important leadership roles in our community. Please vote on April 4.