How Prepared Am I to be County Commissioner?

“Just how prepared are you to be our Commissioner?”

This is a question that I’ve been asked more than once.  It’s a question that I like to answer. I’m more than qualified to do this job for several important reasons.

For one thing, I’ve been going to County Commissioner meetings regularly for more than three and a half years.  I have learned what Commissioners do; I have learned what the county departments do; I have learned about the people who lead these departments.  I am prepared to do this job because I have a strong desire to serve my community. I grew up here. This is home. This is where my actions can make a difference.  

Perhaps my strongest preparation for this job is that I am a leader.  I like people.  It’s been said that leaders do the right thing while managers do the thing right.  For me the right thing is to use my experience and my energy in service to my community.  I want to do this job.

I am prepared to bring the many things I have learned in my many years in management and nonprofit leadership to the table. That includes: having a strong voice for my constituents and our county, having a good business sense (while saving taxpayers where it is appropriate) and above all to adhere to civility and respect for the people in positions that surround the Board of Commissioners as well as my peers.

I am prepared to this job because I have a strong desire to serve my community. I grew up here; this is home. This is where my actions can make a difference.

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