There will be a Democratic Primary for Council and for Board of Education on Wednesday, September 16th. The Middletown Eye welcomes submissions of candidate biographies. The following was submitted by Council member Hope Kasper.
Hope P. Kasper has served the City of Middletown for 22 years working in the Planning and Zoning Department, Building Department and finishing her career with the Police Department as Program Budget Analyst.
Hope a life long resident of the City of Middletown has served the Middletown Democratic Town Committee since 1998 to 2015.
Prior to her service to the City of Middletown, Hope was an Insurance Agent working for the Robert B. Brainard Agency and Drummond Agency. She is married and had two daughters along with her husband Jack and they are now proud grandparents of four grandchildren.
Hope is a former member and officer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union. She served on many Union committees including Employee Assistance Program and Negotiations. She is a former Union Staff Representative of Connecticut Independent Labor Union representing 22 Locals in municipal government. Hope also served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Municipal Employees Building Association.
Hope served as the elected employee representative on the Middletown Retirement since 1989 and now as member of the Common Council. She has served on the Common Council since 2007 being a member of Economic Development, Finance and Government Operations, Insurance and Claim Commission, Pubic Safety, Ordinance Study and Water Pollution Control Authority.
Hope also served on the Middletown Conservation Commission, Treasurer and Community Member of the Valley View Children’s Center and two terms on the Middletown Assessment Board of Appeals as well as member and former treasurer of the Center for Patient Safety.
Assisted Girl Scouts with crafting
Arranged social activities for the teens of ST. Coleman’s parish.
Stage mother for the Jackie Lynn School of Dance and participant in the dance recitals.