Since moving to Mystic seven years ago, I’ve said that our town is magical. Now, with Matt and me living in Pawcatuck, I’m truly in love with Stonington. Everywhere I turn there is another neighbor doing their part to make our town better, and another chance to serve the community. I knew I needed to be part of that.
In 2009, I convinced my husband to reboot his grandfather’s business, Mystic Knotwork. I’ve been leading the team day to day for over 10 years and manage the cash flow that keeps the business growing and contributing to the community.
Our iconic knot business has won numerous awards, including:
I’ve helped raise money for Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Research every year I’ve lived in town, I’ve worked with the Ocean Chamber and Mystic Chamber to help our fellow small businesses. During our own COVID-19 shutdown last year, we used the energy of that stressful time to raise $1,000 for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. It was a highlight of last year, if there can be such a thing, to be blessed enough to give back last May. I’m serving on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Mystic Merchant’s Association and help with numerous activities there.
I've donated so many raffle prizes to all the schools and organizations in the area that I can't list them all, but we are proud to sponsor the Como and the Stonington Crew. It is such a great feeling to be able to help out in any way we can.
When I think about the responsibility of Treasurer, I realize that it’s a responsibility to keep a final check on spending. Because Glenn Frishman, Lynn Young, and Faith Leitner are so conscientious and detail oriented, finding errors will likely be limited. I’ve seen the work they all do, and feel the stipend paid to the Treasurer should be reinvested into also helping the town. So, I pledge to donate that salary to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and other charities to help our neighbors through rough patches. I’ll keep a sharp eye open to protect our treasury, and I’ll continue giving back in other ways.
Please vote Jill Beaudoin for Treasurer Nov 2