NORTH SMITHFIELD – Former Town Administrator Linda Thibault has been named honorary chairperson of John Beauregard’s campaign for reelection to the North Smithfield Town Council.
Beauregard, a 25 year veteran of the Rhode Island State Police and two time council president, said he is honored to have the support of such a respected member of our community, noting he worked with Thibault on a number of issues concerning town seniors.
Beauregard expanded North Smithfield’s Senior Citizens Advisory Committee and has been working to get town seniors a center to serve as a hub for activities and services. Currently, seniors in North Smithfield split time with local troops at Scouter’s Hall.
“I have always been a big supporter of our seniors,” Beauregard said. “Working with Linda has given me a new perspective on our senior citizen community and how valuable they are to our town.”
“John Beauregard has done a great job as president of the North Smithfield Town Council,” Thibault said of her decision to join the campaign. “He developed a collegial relationship between the council, the town administrator and the School Committee for the betterment of North Smithfield residents.”
Thibault noted that Beauregard has also been a strong advocate for seniors and on behalf of creating a dedicated space for the town’s aging population.
“When Town Administrator Zwolenski proposed the increased veteran exemption, John spoke out as a strong advocate for veterans, and voted in favor of its passage,” Thibault said. “He took a lot of flak for these advocacies, but stayed the course.”
“Because of his tireless dedication to our town and his proven leadership, I offer my heartfelt support and vote for John Beauregard,” Thibault said.