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To the editor:

I want to take a moment to say thank you to the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation board of directors for selecting me to finish the term being vacated by Linda Kast.

After representing other organizations that use the parks facilities and attending park meetings over the years with varied requests and concerns, I felt that applying for this position gave me a chance to sit on the other side of the table for a change.

It has become clear to me that the parks district faces the same financial hardships that the rest of the county is experiencing. In spite of the economic challenges, I am impressed by my fellow commissioner’s commitment to find their way. Considerable thought is going into the future maintenance and development of our parks facilities.

A special acknowledgment to my worthy co-applicant, Dave Parent — I value your ongoing willingness to serve this community, and would have been equally pleased had you been selected to this position.

Finally, I’d like to thank the South Whidbey public for supporting our community parks for so many years. I look forward to working with all of you in the future, toward the betterment of our community’s parks facilities.

MARK HELPENSTELL

Clinton

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