Rowley Is Seeking Election As Carroll Town Clerk
Susan Rowley is seeking election as Carroll Town clerk.
She has been an involved resident of Carroll for the last 40 years. She and her husband Herbert chose to make the town their home because of the school district and the family friendly, small town atmosphere. The Rowleys have three children: Joshua, Matthew, and Jessica. If elected, Mrs. Rowley will work very hard to deliver all the expectations constituents deserve from our elected officials, allowing her professional skills to benefit her beloved home town.
As a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Mrs. Rowley has been a member of the choir, taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school, served on committees and alter guild, and has worked with the Children’s Choir.
Her father, DeWayne Haskell, was a veteran of the Korean War. When her son joined the military, she learned first-hand how important the support of fellow service families can be. Rowley has supported other military families and service personnel over the last 12 years as a member of the Lake Erie New York Chapter 4 of the Blue Star Mothers of America. Since 2011, she has served as president of the organization, sending thousands of care packages to deployed troops all over the world. Her organization also supports veterans and Gold Star families, promotes patriotism and support one another as their children serve.
Rowley said her work with The Relief Zone as the children’s program manager in 2014 was an opportunity for her to work with an organization which supports local families. Rowley was in charge of all of the children’s programming and staff. While she worked with the children regularly, she also had the opportunity to computerize all of the payment and attendance records, which allowed The Relief Zone to be more efficient and accurate with files.
In 2015, state Sen. Catharine Young asked Rowley to join her staff as a constituent specialist. Her work for the state Senate consists of helping residents with concerns with state and community issues and working with state government agencies to assist residents in resolving those issues. Rowley said her experience with offering services, utilizing knowledge of the law, working through various contacts, solving problems, and building positive relationships with people makes her an extremely qualified asset to offer in town government.
In 2017, Rowley was presented the “American Spirit Award” by the Reserve Officers Association Southwestern Chapter 45 in Jamestown. The association presented the award to Rowley to acknowledge her devotion and commitment to both the Blue Star Mothers of America and her other activities in support of veterans and active duty men and women.
Rowley is a commissioned state notary public, services she would offer if elected as Carroll town clerk. Additionally, Rowley said she wants to make sure the clerk’s office hours are convenient to the needs of residents by offering office hours one evening a week and one Saturday a month. If elected, she plans to work hard to reduce costs associated with the clerk’s office and improve correspondence with town residents in as many ways as possible.