-Office sought: Zoning Commission.
-Spouse: Cecilia Buck-Taylor.
-Children: Nicholas and Gregory Taylor.
-Occupation: He is a founding partner in two firms, Innovative Dispute Resolutions, LLC (IDR) and Natural Power Solutions, LLC, (NPS), both in New Milford. He is a certified divorce financial analyst, mediator and arbitrator with IDR. He is a professional engineer, certified energy manager, project leader and business manager for NPS.
-Education: Graduated as valedictorian from Basic High School in Henderson, Nev., the University of Utah magna cum laude with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and the University of Washington with an M.S. in mechanical engineering.
-Political and community experience: He is a secretary for the New Milford Zoning Commission, a licensed professional engineer and a certified energy manager. He is a past member of the New Milford Zoning Board of Appeals, the New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation and the Nevada Youth Legislature. He is a past Little League and high school sports official and a past middle school science and math advisor.
-Three most important issues facing our town related to the office being sought and proposed solutions:
1) Managing change to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of New Milford: I accept change is inevitable and proactively managing it is one of my primary activities as a member of the Zoning Commission. I promote regulatory reform to manage change and to ensure new technologies are considered. The health, safety and welfare of all of the citizens of New Milford are my primary concern. I and the Zoning Commission must not only look to the "now" but also how our actions will set precedents that impact the future of New Milford.
2) Making the boards and commissions more "user friendly": I have worked diligently with the current Zoning Commission to build a commission reputation of fairness for all applicants. I and the Zoning Commission weigh each application on its individual merits and its adherence to our regulations. This non-biased application of the zoning regulations has ensured all applicants, from the town itself, to new businesses to the homeowner are treated consistently and fairly, in the same professional manner.
3) Carefully manage economic growth of New Milford while preserving its unique New England character and heritage: I fully support the Village Center and its historic character as a centerpiece of future economic growth. I have helped to manage growth along Route 7 and Route 202 and I feel strongly this management needs to continue. I support keeping large-scale growth south of the bridge and I am committed to carefully managed growth north of the bridge. It is important to maintain the rural character of New Milford along Route 202 and I believe this region needs to be carefully managed going forward.