Name: Robert Westlund
Political Party: Republican
Running for: Planning and Zoning Commission
Education: Graduate of Masuk High School
Political experience: Current Planning and Zoning Commissioner, current member of the EMS Building Committee for the project of expanding and renovating the EMS facility on Jockey Hollow Road. Former vice chairman of the Economic Development Commission, former Planning and Zoning alternate
Work experience: Self-employed and owner of several businesses located both in and outside of Monroe
Family: Robert Westlund is a 35-year Monroe resident. He and his wife, Athena, have two daughters, Deanna and Eva, who both attend Stepney Elementary School.
What is an issue affecting the town that you care about most and want to make a priority? How will it guide your decision making?
I’ve always been interested in municipal land use and the challenges it presents. I would attend Planning and Zoning meetings long before I became commissioner in an effort to learn more about the process.
My goal is to be part of a well-balanced plan in the development of Monroe. We need high quality, in demand projects (to control taxes) while maintaining Monroe’s character.
The Planning & Zoning Commission is currently approving many great projects for Monroe and look forward to a bright future!