Thomas Jambard, Hollis Budget Committee
Hollis Budget Committee – two seats, three-year term
Name: Thomas Jambard
Address: 40 Twiss Lane, Hollis.
Contact information: None given.
Years of residency: 70 years.
Family: Married to Nancy. Three grown children,.Stephen, Melanie and Stephanie.
Occupation: Retired Director of Division Operations at PSNH.
Education: Graduate of Hollis High School. Attended Lowell Tech and Keene State College (total of three years).
Political history: Hollis School Board, Planning Board, Library Trustee, Selectman and Budget Committee.
Affiliations: Co-Chairman of the Old Home Days, former affiliate of Exchange Club, Rotary and Industrial Management Club. Sang in Church Choir and was a Sunday school teacher.
Question 1: What would you do as a member of the Budget Committee to increase fiscal responsibility for the town and the Hollis School District?
I think that the makeup of the present Budget Committee has done a commendable job working with the selectmen and Department Heads to control spending. But to continue to provide good services to residents in these economics times is going to mean very stringent measures going forward.
Question 2: What steps would you take to ensure all residents’ needs are taken into account when developing the budgets?
I think we need to consider the impact of all levels of residents and taxpayers in town. I believe the Budget Committee should continue to establish guidelines to the School Board and the Selectmen, in preparation of their budgets. The School Board needs to be queried on potential reductions in class sizes,and further reductions through efficiencies of energy and operating costs. I encourage residents to attend public hearings and our monthly meetings to provide input and concerns.