An Interview With Watertown's Newest Council Member

An Interview With Watertown's Newest Council Member

Posted: Updated:

Sarah Compo is set to take her seat as the Watertown city council's newest member when that body convenes Monday night.

Compo's appointment was made Saturday morning after officials narrowed the field of from nearly 20 candidates.

She was on 7 News This Morning to talk about what she hopes to accomplish as a city official.

She replaces Mark Walczyk, who was sworn in last week as the assemblyman for the 116th District.

Compo credits her appointment on her "unique skill set," which is a mix of communication, business, and politics.

She says she's very grateful for being selected out of "a number of really highly-qualified, great candidates."

Compo is chief of staff for state Sen. Patty Ritchie. She's also a former reporter and anchor for 7 News.

She replaces Mark Walczyk, who was sworn in last week as the assemblyman for the 116th District.

During her interview, she talks about the Thompson Park pool project, which she says could be "another jewel in the crown at Thompson Park," as long as its reconstruction is fiscally responsible.

She also talks about:

- Firefighter overtime cost, which she says she is reserving judgment on until she knows the behind-the-scene details that only city officials know.

- Her desire to improve downtown and her hope for "a program that would encourage more businesses to locate there."

You can see the full interview in the video.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Frankly Media and WWNY. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.