Adams: Fair and balanced | Letter

Steve Adams is the best choice for port commission position #2. He has a firm grasp of airport operations and understands the economic benefits for Lopez. He understands the need for the port to be able to handle emergency flights and to be able to function in the event of a catastrophic situation. He has demonstrated fiscal prudence in developing projects that significantly cut airport electric costs and is pushing the airport toward a goal of Net-Zero energy use. Steve has been instrumental in implementing improvements to address safety issues at the airport in fiscally responsible and practical ways. These improvements will also reduce operating costs and insure FAA capital funded projects in the future.

Steve, along with the other two commissioners, voted to have the Port purchase the marine property on Fisherman Bay. It provides the opportunity for public access and recreational opportunities asked for by many people.

His approach to port projects includes seeking community support; developing a realistic and sustainable financial plan based on this community input; using local professionals to research projects and develop a plan; and finally, to implement the plan. Steve’s approach to issues facing the port has always been fair, balanced and practical. He respects diverse viewpoints, seeks public input and is transparent in port deliberations. Steve is committed to working collaboratively to develop practical and sustainable solutions. These are some of his values I observed as principal at Lopez Island High School and that we can continue to count on every time.

Steve’s talents, skills, experience and long time commitment to our community make him an excellent port commissioner.

Please vote for Steve Adams.

Roland and Terri MacNichol