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Karla Jacks will govern in a collaborative way


Our good friend and long-time Camano Island resident Karla Jacks is running this year for the Island County Commissioner District No. 3 position representing Camano Island and North Whidbey.

Karla has a deep commitment and love for our community and we urge your support. You will be voting for a person who believes in collaborative government processes, building sustainable business and supporting healthy lifestyles while preserving the rural nature and community closeness of Camano and Whidbey islands.

While these values guide her leadership, Karla’s management experience is backed with a master’s degree in business administration, and the many organizations she has served and led over the last 20 years.

Karly currently serves on the YMCA Program Committee that is organized to bring a YMCA to the Stanwood/Camano area; she is past president of the Camano Island Chamber of Commerce, and has been employed as the executive director of the Camano Center for the past seven years.

Karla also volunteers in the Stanwood/Camano School system and was an active member on the board of directors of the Stanwood/Camano Rotary Club, where she organized and assisted in planning our Stanwood Camano Community Parade for three years.

In 2009, Karla was voted as the Stanwood/Camano Island Woman of the Year for her service and leadership in our community.

Karla Jacks is connected to the many communities of Island County. These relationships allow her the unique ability to bring those communities together for collaborative governance. It requires a deep understanding of cultures, history and economies to govern collaboratively for the greater good of our islands.

Karla has that depth. Please consider a new type of leadership and representation for the residents of North Whidbey Island and Camano Island by voting “yes” for Karla Jacks when making decisions on the upcoming ballot measure in August and November.

Mike Hilley

Camano Island


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