Harvard needs Chris Ashley on its Planning Board. Chris understands that Harvard needs to balance preserving our quiet residential life with economic and environmental initiatives that keeps Harvard fresh. Chris isn't afraid to jump in on divisive town issues. He investigates and studies those issues to come up with a solution, engaging anyone who can help. He sets aside his personal biases to gain the support and consensus of the people. It is his ability to work toward the common good of this town that brings his projects to completion. We need people like Chris leading Harvard through the challenges ahead.