Letter: Hoffmire has shown he’s committed to the community


I am going to vote to elect Shane Hoffmire to the Oak Harbor City Council in the upcoming November election.

Let me tell you why.

I met Shane in October 2018, when he was an active board member on the North Whidbey Pool Park and Recreation District board of commissioners, the governing body of the John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool and Clover Valley Park here in Oak Harbor. I had just been hired as the interim director of the district. It became clear to me that the entire pool facility was in an extreme condition of disrepair. The previous levy had failed, leaving very little money in the budget for maintenance, repair and operation.

Shane stepped in and volunteered his time, energy, enthusiasm, expertise and practical approach to keep the pool operating. He came in every day before and after work at his actual full time job as well as volunteering endless week-end hours to the pool facility.

Simultaneously, miraculous coordinated community efforts by individual citizens, local businesses, and service clubs combined with the passing of a new levy, money for scheduled disbursements became available. Shane continued volunteering, adding recommendations for needed repairs and replacing broken, and outdated systems.

It is my firm belief that without the generous, unfailing contribution of time, dedication, passion, and positive hard work by Shane Hoffmire, Oak Harbor would not be enjoying the many benefits derived from having a newly revitalized pool facility.

Demonstrated commitment to getting things done. That’s why I want Shane as a new Oak Harbor City council member.

Rex Coryell

Oak Harbor

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