I would like to thank everyone who reached out to me following my most recent guest article. The many calls, letters, emails, texts and visits were overwhelming. I greatly appreciate your words of support and although I believe I was able to respond to each of you, I would like to say thank you once again.
There were two very common themes to the messages I received. First, there was a profound appreciation for the fact that I had taken a polite, yet firm, stand against the ongoing rhetoric. Second, a resounding approval for the efforts put forth by my administration and an appreciation for the direction the community is heading as a result. In the words of many, “stay the course!”
Our community clearly wants results oriented leadership rather than polarizing bickering. You have made it clear to me that you want leaders who can unify, not divide, and that you expect leaders to think independently to find workable solutions to the complex challenges that face our community.