Opinion

Vail running for Dover-Foxcroft Select Board

To the Editor;

My name is Joel Vail. I am a long-time resident of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. I grew up here. Graduated from FA Class of 2002. I served in the U.S. military and am a proud veteran. I have three children (3.5, 11, and 12) and an amazing Icelandic wife. She gave up a blossoming life of bakery fame and fortune to come to Maine and start a family with me. My family owns and operates Vail’s Custom Cakes and Icelandic Bakery in downtown Dover-Foxcroft. I run Nanoq Guide Services and Survival Training (pending 501c3 status) along with volunteering with numerous national and International 501c3’s. Allied Extract, Team Rubicon and a handful of veteran/EMS based orgs here in Maine as well. I am a program manager by trade and focus on efficiency and meeting goals at or below cost without sacrificing quality.

Truthfully, I never found myself wanting to be in politics, but I think my education, experiences from around the globe and my dedication to putting the people of the community first — make me a great candidate for the local Board of Selectmen. Anyone that knows me in real life knows I feel a town, county, state, or country can not run and should not run without buy-in from the people they serve.

No one person knows what is best for everyone. Everyone has their own needs, ideas, and opinions. I want to be a voice for the people who feel they are ignored or forgotten. Most importantly, I want to help restore faith in our town government through clear and transparent communication. I will not always have an answer or the answer you want to hear but I want everyone to have the proper information to make informed decisions as a community. If you decide to vote for me, then that is where I begin working for you.

Dover-Foxcroft has been and will always be a wonderful town to me. I plan on doing my part to keep it that way, to keep our town friendly and safe for everyone. A community built on trust, hard work and compassion. That is my Dover-Foxcroft that I hold in my heart. Feel free to join me in it. 

Joel Vail

Dover-Foxcroft

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