Rebecca Hyde
Candidate - Treasurer

To provide critical fiscal oversight, we are excited to announce our nominee for
Town Treasurer

Rebecca Hyde

According to CT State Statute, the Treasurer is responsible for receiving and paying out all money belonging to the Town and keeping records on those activities, as well as a few related duties. The full description may be found here: https://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_094.htm

Until this last spring, this was a full-time elected position held by Karen Fitzpatrick. The Board of Selectmen decided to create a new position, Director of Finance, which was awarded to her, and reduce the Treasurer position to about 3-5 hours per week. I feel I am well-qualified for this current version of the elected position, having years of experience in this area and the ability to sort through pertinent rules and systems.

  • Woodstock Academy Class of 1977

  • Mount Holyoke College, BA Religion 1980

  • New York University MBA 1985

  • After college lived in NYC, specifically the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, from ‘81 until ‘06

  • 30+ years background in small business accounting

  • Woodstock Agricultural Commission, 2015 to present, Secretary

  • Woodstock Board of Assessment Appeals, 2012 to present, currently Chair

  • Many and varied interests of no direct bearing on the position — wild edibles; energy, ecosystems, and society; French and other foreign languages; singing (East Woodstock Congregational choir until ‘19); yoga, meditation, holistic health; geography and geopolitics; avid reader.