I am writing to express support for Greg Ayers. My support is based on:
I am writing to endorse the candidacy of Lovel Pratt for county council. I have know Lovel for many years, including her time helping with the creation of the USDA mobile meat processing unit on Lopez, as executive director of the San Juan Community Home Trust, as a planning commissioner, and finally as a council member.
We are writing to endorse Lovel Pratt for county council. While we were serving on the Land Bank Commission (Nancy) and as Mayor of Friday Harbor (David) we worked with Lovel to make the Brickworks project a reality.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lovel Pratt on county, state and national issues and she has repeatedly proven herself to be an effective and energetic leader. Lovel has both the skills and temperament to lead San Juan County through these difficult and often contentious times.
In light of the unusual transition time and changes in county government, there are some very good reasons to return Lovel Pratt to county council: knowledge of complicated issues, county-wide experience and good judgment. She is pro-active and tenacious. Her reputation for accessibility, responsiveness and follow-through are well known.
Bob Jarman was my supervisor at PTI Communications (now Centurylink) and we were Board members at the Portland Fair development. We’ve worked on many projects and the Bob Jarman I know is motivated by the ideals that have been our nation’s legacy. Hard work, perseverance, lending a helping hand and bringing a smile to brighten someone’s day.
It is very clear to me why I am supporting Lisa Byers for county council position #2 (Orcas). Director of OPAL for years, she has navigated the complex waters of bureaucracies and personalities in order to achieve a stable, thriving community based organization.
When we first discovered the San Juan Islands, we – like many others – were primarily attracted to their natural beauty. But after living here for over 12 years, what keeps us so attached to this beautiful place has more to do with the dynamic sense of community that thrives here. This is why we are supporting Lisa Byers for San Juan County Council.