Busy with Outreach to Islanders

Busy with Outreach to Islanders

This past week has been very busy with outreach to islanders and organizations across the county.

Highlights included travelling to San Juan Island on Sept. 14th to meet SJC Land Bank staff and visit three preserves on San Juan, followed by a meeting with a small gathering of San Juan Islanders.

On Sept. 15th I attended the monthly OPALCO Board meeting via Zoom to discuss energy issues in our County. A number of fellow Lopezians have reached out to me to share their issues and concerns prompting a few small gatherings, and I conducted a ‘meet and greet’ at the Lopez Farmers’ Market on Sept. 17th. Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend in person the regular County Council meeting where the Comprehensive Plan updates were discussed, followed by a meeting with the San Juan Island Lions Club, and a one-on-one with the candidate for San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney, Amy Vira.

All of these meetings and interactions are educating me to the wide range of issues that constituents are focused on and concerned about: the enormous challenges with our ferry system, concerns about climate change and sustainability, lack of affordable housing, and accountability in our local government. I am grateful to be able to have these interactions as they inform my understanding of what is expected of the County Council and our local government in the future.

More outreach events are planned in the weeks ahead!

Visiting with the Landbank

Visiting with the Landbank

It was a great day on San Juan Island. Spent part of the day visiting Mt. Grant with Lincoln Bormann, Executive Director of the Landbank and Lopez Islander Tom Cowan.

The outreach, listening and conversation has begun…

The outreach, listening and conversation has begun…

August 8, 2022

 

The outreach, listening and conversation has begun…

 
In the last two months I have been meeting with constituents across the county, some in person and some on Zoom. The discussions have been very informative and I have been asked some good questions about my plans for when I enter office next year. I have also had initial meetings with the county manager, council members Stephens and Wolf, the three executive directors of the San Juan, Orcas and Lopez land trusts, members of the Planning Commission, and the Lopez board member of OPALCO, Brian Silverstein.
 
All of these meetings and discussions are part of my effort to listen and learn as I prepare to take on the role of council member for District 3 following the November elections. This effort has also included attending various county meetings including those of the county council, planning commission, land bank commission, Transition Lopez, and the Sustainable Tourism community conversations.
 
In the weeks and months ahead I have much more to do. This will involve further meetings with constituents, local organizations, elected and appointed officials in our county government, as well as community conversations. The planning for these engagements is underway.
 
If you would like to meet with me please don’t hesitate to reach out: info@electjanefuller.com.