The Town of Ithaca Democratic Committee would like to congratulate Tee-Ann Hunter on her retirement from the Town of Ithaca Board and thank her for her many years of distinguished public service. Tee-Ann served on the Board for over 12 years, after having served for 6 years as Town Clerk. During her tenure on the Board, Tee-Ann became a knowledgeable and accessible representative, often prioritizing residents’ concerns in the formulation of public policy.
Tee-Ann recognized the nutritional and general wellness benefits of gardening and catalyzed the creation of the West Hill Community Garden, which, with modest Town support, provides agricultural opportunities for members of our community who might otherwise not have ready access. Her love of the natural environment, her sense of its fragility, and of its value to the larger community inspired her to re-energize the Cayuga Lake Watershed Intermunicipal Organization, transforming it into a thriving and forward-looking State-relevant planning entity.
Tee-Ann also took a keen interest in sound long-range fiscal policy, championing the use of asset management practices and capital improvement planning as a way of efficiently anticipating and preparing for large-scale expenditures. Likewise, her appreciation for and understanding of land-use planning and architectural aesthetics made her a valued participant in the Town’s continuing efforts to balance ongoing development with conservation and sustainability priorities.
On the Town Board, Tee-Ann could always be counted on to contribute collegial, common-sense questions and perspectives during otherwise complex, contentious, or stalled deliberations, and her experience as Clerk made her a valued friend and co-worker to many Town staff.
The Town of Ithaca Democratic Committee expresses its gratitude and extends its warmest wishes to Tee-Ann Hunter for good health, happiness, and success in future endeavors.