Part 1 was a thumbnail bio(if you missed it, click here).
That post was intended to give you a summary of my career experience.
You might now think, “So? What does this have to do with a city councilors job?”
Well, the sum of a person’s experiences can determine who he is and what he has learned.
Here are the strengths I managed to acquire during my career and how they translate to making an effective city councilor:
– In-depth knowledge of developing and overseeing large scale budgets.
– Extensive experience with capital expenditures.
– Envisioning and developing long range plans and then implementing the steps required to achieve these.
– Through years of project management, I’ve developed effective techniques which include consensus building as a crucial element.
– From my experience dealing with companies and individuals in a variety of countries and cultures, I’ve acquired an understanding of the skills required to facilitate negotiations.
When it’s time to make a decision, pick a direction, and agree on how to proceed, it can seem like there are ten thousand opinions! How someone handles this is a very important aspect of leadership.
Our city councilors must be professional and respectful of each other and all members of the public when dealing with differences of opinion.
This is a code of conduct I adopted a long time ago (more on my code of conduct in another post), and it requires treating every opinion as being a contribution to the process.
Every position, every opinion that is communicated in an exchange has value because it signifies engagement.
There is value in engaged citizens.
I'd love to hear from you...
It doesn’t matter where you live in Washington…
City Councilors represent all of our residents in all precincts.
Everything I do as your councilor will be with that in mind.
Can I count on your vote?
Are there issues you’re concerned about?
Do you have suggestions for my campaign?
Whether you have questions, concerns, or you’re ready to help my campaign, I’d love to hear from you!