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"Geri is a wonderful ambassador for New Hope and such a good friend to the local businesses. We adore her energy and spirit."
-Greg and Leslie Gauthier of the Village Toy Shoppe at 19 North Main
I am fortunate to have lived most of my adult life in New Hope. Since the 1970’s, residing in this charming river town is a dream come true. As a New Hope councilwoman for 18 years and chairperson of Community Affairs, I brought excitement and creativity to a variety of initiatives including:
- Co-produced the infamous Queen for a Day fundraiser raising over $30,000 for the New Hope community
- Founding member of New Hope for our Canal, raising over $70,000 to support water in our canal
- Spearheaded and chaired the first outdoor sculpture program in New Hope
- Produced a documentary for the Bucks County Summit on Aging featuring remarkable and accomplished senior members of our New Hope community
- Championed the landmark ordinance protecting the LGBT members of our town and founded the all-volunteer organization HOPE (Helping Other People Everyday)
I was an award-winning teacher for 33 years at Buckingham Elementary School in the Central Bucks School District. I brought creativity, excitement, and media exposure to my classroom. One year, my students presented their classroom business on the Captain Noah show; another year, my class sang an Earth Day song they wrote on the WMMR Morning Zoo with John DeBella. Another year, my students were in the Miss America Parade on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. They were selected because of a 'school to work' program my class did yearly at Peddler’s Village.
With a history of creativity and excitement that is in my DNA, I welcome the chance to bring a new voice, a new vision and a new vitality to New Hope as your Mayor.