September 28, 2022

Letter to the Editor: Reiter Has Brought Community Commitment, Energy, Enthusiasm, Laser-focused Attention to Old Lyme Board of Finance

To the Editor:

I have closely watched Anna Reiter’s performance on the Old Lyme Board of Finance since she joined as an alternate member in 2017.  (She became a regular member in 2019.)  Anna has brought energy, enthusiasm, and laser-focused attention to a sometimes-sleepy board.   She may well be its most-conscientious member, keeping her own, thorough notes of every meeting (which are not infrequently referred to in subsequent meetings), always doing her homework, and typically raising questions about issues that others may not have recognized.   She is adamantly opposed to spending the taxpayers’ money when not necessary, and outspoken about funding projects in the most cost-effective manner.  Anna has her ear to the community and its concerns about taxes and the town budget, and she shares this useful insight with the BOF.

Anna is among Old Lyme’s most civic-minded citizens.  In addition to her service on the BOF, she is the board’s representative on the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library building committee and was an active participant on the library expansion team.  She has for years volunteered with LOL Jr. Women’s and the school system and was instrumental in developing the new playground at Cross Lane Park.  Anna’s commitment to the community, combined with her background in environmental engineering, project management and construction, make her a perfect candidate for the BOF.

Please join me in re-electing Anna to the Board of Finance on November 2.


Adam S. Burrows
Old Lyme.

Editor’s Note: The author is an Alternate Member of the Old Lyme Board of Finance and a member of the Old Lyme Democratic Town Committee.


  1. We definitely need someone like Anna on the Board of Finance! She is committed to an open and honest process, and will ensure that all issues before the Board are addressed fairly and in the public forum.