Tara Grunde-McLaughlin

Democratic Candidate for Borough Council, Ward 1

I have lived in the Borough of Newtown since 1999, and it is very important to me to support and improve with careful stewardship the Borough I love. My husband Ed and I are raising our four children here, and all have gone to or are presently attending Council Rock schools.

After graduating from Colgate University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then working a few years, I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. I worked in a residential treatment center with adolescents, volunteered in a community parenting group, was a Girl Scout troop co-leader at Goodnoe Elementary for several years, and teach religious education at my congregation. I served on the Newtown Borough Recreation Board, and since 2014 have had the honor of serving on Newtown Borough Council. While on Newtown Borough Council, I have acted as liaison for the Recreation Board, Zoning Hearing Board, Shade Tree Commission, Environmental Advisory Council, Traffic Committee, Planning Commission, and Budget and Finance Committee.

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