Letter: Bacon would think globally, act locally as commissioner

Editor,

The name Melanie Bacon will be on the Aug. 4 ballot for Island County commissioner, District 1, the seat being vacated by Helen Price Johnson. The top two will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Melanie is my choice for this important position, which closely affects our daily lives. She is a good listener, and her varied background experiences place her in the position of readiness. She has worked in Island County government for 10 years and is the current Human Resources director.

She is, at this time, also directing the COVID-19 internal daily operations, redeploying staff and resolving urgent operational issues. She knows the effect this pandemic has on the budget of Island County and is thinking of ways to mitigate it.

She will think globally and act locally on environmental issues such as preserving the rural character of Whidbey and finding solutions for locating low-income housing, of enhancing local food production, of helping our homeless population and, having been a prison chaplain, understands how outcomes of smart programs can avert bad ones.

She has proven her leadership skills believing in collaboration and creating a positive vision for District 1.

I encourage you to look at her website, www.melaniebacon.com, and read her platform, background and experience, and agree with me that she will represent us in Island County with honesty, integrity and for the future we want.

Pam Schell

Langley

More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Will be paying forward random act of kindness

Editor, To whomever paid for my son’s meal at Dairy Queen on… Continue reading

Letter: Total of $6,348 raised for Friends of Friends Medical Support

Editor, A round of applause and a great big thank you go… Continue reading

Letter: We need two parties, but not ‘cult of Trump’

Editor, A healthy democratic country has to have at least two viable… Continue reading

Letter: Question is not about letter, but misinformation

Editor, At first glance, Mr. Meyer’s letter to the editor seems 180… Continue reading

Letter: Where is all the outrage now that Trump is gone

​Editor, I am curious as to why, in just a few months,… Continue reading

Letter: What is Critical Race Theory? Who is being canceled?

Editor, Thanks to Whidbey News Times for going mail delivery; I am… Continue reading

Letter: Finally figured out someone new in White House

Editor, Congratulations to your editorial board. The Dick Wright cartoon in the… Continue reading

Letter: Appreciative of a random act of kindness

Editor, On Saturday April 10, when picking up a meal from Gordon’s… Continue reading

Letter: Groups pose a direct threat to our democracy

Editor, The Jan. 6 insurrection demonstrated beyond any shadow of a doubt… Continue reading

Most Read