Ayers for council | Letter
January 14, 2013 · Updated 4:40 PM
I first met Greg Ayers after we both moved to the island, nearly simultaneously. We both had experience in starting businesses and had frequent discussions. I was impressed by Greg’s experience running these businesses, hiring people and managing projects to tight timelines and budgets, and his drive to get medical devices to market. It was not surprising when he decided to begin to apply these skills in the community for the benefit of the residents of Orcas Island. After working with volunteer Island organizations pertaining to public health issues, I was not surprised to hear that he was going to run for the position of commissioner of the Eastsound Water and Sewer District. I strongly supported his candidacy and was pleased when he secured election.
Subsequently, Greg Ayers and I have worked together with our respective organizations, the ESWD and the Eastsound Water Users Association, to protect the Eastsound Aquifer. Greg has shown initiative and facilitated quality communication between the two organizations, including working with me in support of connecting homes outside the UGA to the sewer system. I know he has faced other challenges in connecting homes to the ESWD sewer system and has, in my opinion, provided creative and fair solutions for homeowners.
I feel that Greg has the qualifications, experience and personal drive necessary to address the problems and issues currently facing San Juan County. Therefore, I highly recommend that you cast your vote for Greg Ayers for county council.