“New Britain has been my life-long home for just over 45 years. It has blessed me with very precious memories and even more precious friends. New Britain has also allowed me the privilege to serve this wonderful community. This is perhaps the greater part as to why I’m seeking a second term.”
Cheryl’s family has a record of commitment to public service in New Britain that dates back several decades. Her father, Walter Blogoslawski, served on the Redevelopment Commission in the late 60s and early 70s. Her mother, Patricia Hoerle, served on the Board of Education for most of the 80s. Most recently, her sister, Linda Blogoslawski Mlynarczyk, served as alderwoman and eventually Mayor in the early 90s. Each of them believed in this city in his or her own special way and so does Cheryl. She is a current Salvation Army Board member and former commissioner of both the Parks and Recreation and Conservation Commissions.
Cheryl holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Bryant College (now University) and a Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting from the University of Hartford. She has over 15 years of financial experience working in the private sector, 10 most recently in the commercial real estate area.
Primarily focusing on business accounting, she has assisted in budgeting and forecasting and was responsible for all aspects of financial statement preparation. She has worked with everything from statement reconciliations to Capital Asset classification and depreciation schedules. She has dealt with mortgage escrow companies and banking institutions. She has also worked with outside independent auditors with respect to proper year-end tax filings. Through all of this, she continues to build on her (already strong) core computer skills and other technical competencies.
When asked why she should be elected Cheryl had this to say: “I believe in our city. It is on the cusp of great things. Under the leadership of Mayor Stewart, New Britain has experienced unprecedented growth. Accordingly, the tax collector position has evolved into one that demands the education, financial background and experience to stay on top of complex tax structures as we continue to grow and move forward. I’ve learned and done much over the last two years as New Britain’s Tax Collector, but there is more to be done and always much more to be learned. My seeking re-election this November as your Tax Collector of our great city, the City of New Britain, is the first step.”