Korrow, Emerson, Morton have letter writer’s vote for Langley City Council

Editor,

I support the South Whidbey Record’s city council endorsement of Christy Korrow and Dominique Emerson. In my capacity as a past mayor for the City of Bothell, manager of conservation programs and manager for Seattle City Light’s largest business accounts, and most recently as a chairwoman of the Langley Planning Advisory I feel qualified in offering the following assessment.

Having worked with Dominique on the planning advisory board, I especially valued that Dominique was always prepared, knows her business, and that she honorably represents our entire community and not special interests. I also valued her ability to listen and foster consensus; this skill is obvious to get things done. Dominique supports affordable housing, a diverse and sustainable business community, and through her current work on the council supports a more vibrant marina environment. She is a champion for improving access to open space, parks, and supporting and building on our wonderful arts community.

I know Christy also from the planning advisory board (chairwoman) and as a neighbor who envisioned and helped build an affordable housing project known as the Upper Langley development. Completing this project demonstrates Christy’s tenacity and commitment to ensuring affordable housing for the people in our city and a model for others. In order to realize the completion of this unique development, Christy also needed to understand the vision of the Langley Comprehensive Plan as well as the building requirements that the city requires. Without her capacity to work with the city and all members of our community this project would not have been possible. As a neighbor, I also know of Christy’s commitment to conservation, and accessible open space as well as local food security, agriculture, and sustainability through her work at the Anderson Farm plot that she and her husband manage.

I hope you will share my enthusiasm for these two women with your vote. I also hope that you will vote for Peter Morton. Peter has excellent business and volunteer credentials; he is people oriented and respects the values of our Village by the Sea. Peter will bring a new and fresh perspective for our city as we move forward.

Respectfully,

SUE WALSH

Langley

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