s-letter_strout-011609 Jordan for Town Council

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As a lifelong resident of Cape Elizabeth I’m writing to give my support to Penny Jordan, who is running for the vacant seat on the Town Council. Penny’s background and family commitment to the town is exactly what we need to bring this community together during these challenging times.
Penny graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School in 1972, and received her master’s from Boston University with a focus on program design and community organizing; she knows the importance of an excellent education. Penny believes every town has an obligation to their young people to provide a well-rounded education that prepares them for the challenges ahead.
Penny worked for UNUM in Portland for 20 years, gaining a firm understanding of organization, facilitation, team building, budget management and other skills that have served her as she transitioned to running her own business.
I have known Penny for better than 50 years, having been a classmate in the Cape Elizabeth schools. In 2004 I had the privilege of working with Penny and her family to develop an agricultural easement on their farm on Wells Road and again in 2007 with the development of the Cape Farm Alliance, which she chairs. I found Penny’s organizational and leadership skills unparalleled, she has a very unique ability of listening to others while engaging the community in order to make informed decisions.
Please join me and others who know Penny Jordan in supporting her for Town Council on Jan. 27.

Frank Strout
Cape Elizabeth






Editor of The Forecaster; prior reporting/editing gigs at Automotive Age magazine, Daily News of Los Angeles, Biddeford Journal Tribune; Syracuse U. Orange-bleeder; lifelong NY Yankees fan, longtime resident of Red Sox Nation.