Dear Citizens of the White Hall district,
I have been honored to represent you in local government for the last four years and I ask for your support as I seek re-election in November 2019. Representing you is a joyful challenge. You are a wonderfully engaged citizenry and your sharing of your interests and concerns helps maintain our quality of life. I can be most effective when a team of citizens is working along with me and you honor me with your partnership. Thank you.
Philosophy of leadership. Why do I seek another term?
I enjoy working with others to provide solutions, and connecting people to those staff tasked with solving specific problems. Achieving small successes on a local level, conversing with citizens in the grocery or at a board meeting, working with board colleagues with different perspectives – all are ways that I enjoy serving on the Board of Supervisors.
Working to find the middle, where our citizens already are, enables County leaders to make sound decisions. No one can achieve success working only on the extremes, talking only to people with whom they agree. Discussions at town halls and at community meetings help us all to gain understanding and common ground.
What does the future hold?
Our county is growing, and providing services for a growing county requires increased revenue. The County has stepped carefully into small investments with local growing companies to leverage economic growth. But as we grow, we must remain a place where all residents can find a place to call home. As citizens age, they should not be driven out by costs which far outpace their resources.
As the County grows we must remember what makes it special: our sense of place – the mountains, farms, crossroad villages and towns; our educational opportunities; a protective focus on our county’s natural resources and scenic beauty; a place where home grown and small businesses can thrive and grow; and a place where residents can grow old in connection with their families, their neighborhoods and churches.
I look forward to working with you,
Ann H Mallek