My experience as a church leader, foster parent, substitute teacher and community life director at Morning Star Church has taught me that a group of people with integrity is smarter than one person, and that’s how I make decisions. I do my best when surrounded with voices that contribute more than any one of us could do alone. And I think that’s the kind of county we all want - one that listens, one that recognizes the value of others, one that can build on the power of community.
While I do not believe that elected officials can solve all the problems we face, they should be responsible to provide vision and leadership that unites us as a community. We should expect accountability and transparency from those elected leaders. We should ask good questions. We should work together to find good solutions. Great teams do great work. And I believe everyone in our community should be part of that team.