Letter to the editor: Khan has always taken Middlebury’s interests to heart
I am very pleased to endorse Farhad Khan for Middlebury Selectboard. Although I live in Rutland, I work in Middlebury and have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Khan for over 5 years. Despite the influence of the internet and big-box development in Vermont, Farhad, his wife, Amtul, and their One Dollar Market have consistently contributed to the economic health of the retail presence in Middlebury.
Mr. Khan is dedicated to promoting the Middlebury community and creating a welcoming presence for attracting new families and businesses. Mr. Khan chose Middlebury for a home; he and his wife raised their three children in Middlebury schools. He takes an active interest in his community; he is dedicated to ensuring safe streets and schools.
His welcoming nature has encouraged communication and acceptance. When Mr. Khan interviews an applicant, he considers the desire to work hard as the fundamental requirement of employment.
In addition to hiring a diverse staff throughout the years, the One Dollar Market has welcomed community partners who are tasked with assisting job seekers. Mr. Khan has helped to develop job training experiences for individuals with a limited work history or have disabling conditions that make paid employment challenging.
Mr. Khan represents the very best of the Middlebury business community; he is civic-minded, innovative, motivated and thoughtful. This is the kind of representation that the town of Middlebury deserves. Vote Farhad Khan for Middlebury Selectboard on March 6.
Julie Durkin Merritt
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