letter to the editor published 12/12/2017
Stanwood Camano News
Camano Island needs a dedicated, resident commissioner
Dear Editor: The Nov. 16 article in the Stanwood Camano News regarding the interest in establishing a port on Camano Island was well done.
Our community has gone from needing a place to land a passenger ferry to finding a way to better represent Camano residents on the Island County Council. Currently all three county commissioner’s reside on Whidbey Island.
The current port district idea is a very long reach for the goal of local representation. A simpler solution is a dedicated commissioner position for Camano Island.
Until a permanent solution is determined, we have a 2018 election opportunity. Camano Island resident Janet St. Clair is running for commissioner. She is a wicked-smart policy expert who has learned more about governing Camano in her three years as a resident than I have in my 30. I am supporting our neighbor to represent us. I hope you will too.