To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Grace Farms Foundation. My family has lived in New Canaan for the past 15 years and I am proud to be part of the New Canaan community.

I read the local article reporting statements made by our First Selectman, Robert Mallozzi, regarding Grace Farms. I was very disappointed that a public official of ours would make personal comments regarding an ongoing proceeding. Our public officials should conduct themselves in an unbiased and professional manner and not introduce their personal opinions.

My son and I enjoy visiting Grace Farms. It is a wonderful place for our community and others to enjoy.

My son is autistic and he has volunteered at Grace Farms. The people at Grace Farms are very welcoming to my son and he has always been safe there. There are always inclusive programs and functions at Grace Farms for everyone to participate in.

Grace Farms is doing important work that benefits all of us by combatting human trafficking, raising awareness about domestic violence and providing training for the law enforcement community.

Grace Farms is collaborating with government entities and helping several nonprofit organizations.

I am hopeful that our P&Z commission understands how lucky we are to have Grace Farms for our community and support their programs and its usage.

Cynthia Cross

New Canaan