Candidates '13

Wanda E. Zygmuntowicz for Town and County Supervisor

Wanda E. Zygmuntowicz WANDA ZYGMUNTOWICZ provides Clifton Park solid experience in business and community leadership with full transparency, and brings a new perspective, community spirit, energy and ideas to the Town Board with the dynamic skills and insights of a business owner and entrepreneur. She offers fresh, progressive leadership committed to making Clifton Park a more livable and connected community through more thoughtful planning and action.

Our current town government has for years made promises to address the crowded ball fields at the Clifton Common. And every election cycle the all-Republican Town Board pays consultants large fees for studies to establish pedestrian walkways, bike paths and a town center -- ideas and recommendations that have part of the Town Master Plan for years. Yet, to date little has been accomplished except for the large fees paid again and again to consultants with little if any implementation of all the studies. Why is our Board so quick to react during political seasons and campaigns, but waits to just do the right thing for our town and residents? We deserve a town government that prioritizes and takes action on these important issues in earnest. We need to not only invest in routinely maintaining our recreational facilities but to expand them appropriately to answer current and growing needs. We need to have real, actionable plans for the pathways and walkways around our commercial venues and we need to create a real cultural town center as a cooperative effort between the town and the business community for all generations of town residents to enjoy. And we need to do it now.

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Wanda is the managing partner and President and Chief Operating Officer of CUSTOMERicity™, a successful women-owned idea company that focuses on collaboration. Her passion for creating new ideas, coupled with extensive marketing experience and knowledge has increased sales nationally and worldwide for a wide range of products and services. Her company is also dedicated to helping communities thrive and has extensively supported local education and law enforcement initiatives. For over 35 years, her considerable business management expertise has been applied to leading results-oriented programs and strategies for a variety of industries – from financial services, telecommunications and retail, to travel, technology and packaged goods. This broad perspective provides her with an ability to quickly see challenges and opportunities from all angles and truly work in a collaborative fashion.

Zygmuntowicz is a current member of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Saratoga County Chamber, and the Chamber of Schenectady County. Active in the international Women’s President Organization and the American Marketing Association, she has also served on the Board of Directors of the Albany Kripalu Yoga Center and is a member of the Human Rights Campaign and The White House Project. She has volunteered her time supporting the local Care Links Community Caregivers program for seniors and is the current Vice Chair, and past Treasurer, of the Clifton Park Democratic Committee. She is first Vice President of the St. Anne Institute Foundation Board of Trustees and on the advisory boards of both Sponsor a Scholar and the Pride Center in Albany. As Assistant Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, Wanda serves on both the Finance and Board Development Committees, and on the Bylaws Review Task Group. Among her many interests, Wanda has a passion for supporting opportunities that are focused on providing hands-on help to our youth in learning the skills and developing the positive characteristics and confidence that will help them shape their future. Her ultimate goal is to actively help our youth grow into successful and caring young men and women who contribute to the well-being of their communities. She and her partner of 18 years, a high school educator, are homeowners in Clifton Park’s Barberry Fields neighborhood.

"Now more than ever, our Town needs representation by those who not only know how to think strategically, but also how to make things happen – for the benefit of ALL residents. I truly believe town government is invigorated when each of us is willing to participate in shaping the future of our community. I feel very strongly that change is good because it stirs up the system and allows fresh thinking to responsibly and respectfully enter the open governing process. I look forward to providing a balanced perspective in guiding the growth of our Town."