Letter: Kathi Meyer has earned my respect and my vote
Every once in a while, a true public servant becomes known and then apparent. I think back to Nancy Stahoviak as she struggled with so many physical adversities to always do her homework on behalf of the public interest. For those of you who did not know Nancy, she was a long-term commissioner for Routt County whose memory and diligence were legendary.
I had known Nancy since 1980 and I knew her well. I always had the utmost respect for the diligence she exhibited at every hearing. She was one tough cookie.
Kathi Meyer, in all of her dealings, has engendered the same respect I had for Nancy. Kathy is a fiscal conservative, understanding of the challenges for people living in this valley and compassionate.
The fact that Kathi is now running for county commissioner gives me great confidence in how she will administrate and be faithful to her duties as a public servant.
Kathi has served on numerous boards and committees. The ones that have impressed me the most are Steamboat Springs City Council; president of the Colorado Municipal League, elected by her peers; and founding member and first president of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority. She represented the city of Steamboat Springs alongside Routt County Commissioner Tim Corrigan to build the Combined Law Enforcement Facility under budget and in time.
Kathi is a practical and approachable person about fiscal management. I strongly feel that at this time her skill set is extremely necessary. Currently, the county is in a comfortable financial position but with the mine and power plant shutting down, we will be facing financial demands that will become more difficult. For those painful decisions, I would feel well represented with Kathi as part of the decision-making team.
I encourage you to vote for Kathi Meyer for Routt County Commissioner. It will be a vote you will not regret.
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