Other ways to give back
Re: Civic engagement
There is a lot of talk about town right now about candidates seeking election to office, but the election talk often overshadows other ways to serve our community, such as volunteering for a board or advisory group.
As the chair of the Sheridan County Public Library System Board of Trustees, I know how important this volunteer service can be to families, seniors and, well, just about everyone else, in our county. Our board works closely with the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation Board to raise the critical funding for our county libraries. Both of these boards are currently looking for new members, and I encourage everyone to learn more about these openings and think about serving your community by volunteering for the Friends or the foundation.
There is information about these boards on the library’s website at sheridanwyolibrary.org/boards-members. Thanks to all in our county who serve our citizens so well.
Chair, Sheridan County Public Library System Board of Trustees
Haswell best for commission
Re: Nov. 6 election
First, I would like to encourage everyone to get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Second, I want to express my support for Christi Haswell.
Christi is running for county commissioner. I have known Christi for many years; we were rivals on the basketball court over 25 years ago; we have served on the Center for a Vital Community board together; and we enjoy watching our sons grow up together and complete against each other.
I can attest to her strong ethical professional and personal character as well as her strong leadership skills. We have a unique opportunity to vote for a woman who is a business leader and who knows Sheridan County. Her background is diverse, having been involved in natural resource management, economic development, budget management, human resources and strategic planning — experience that will help her serve Sheridan County well.
Christi is a Sheridan native who has given countless time and energy back to her community. She has a passion for everything she does and there is no doubt she will bring her passion for service to the citizens of Sheridan County. I support Christi Haswell for Sheridan County Commission.