I am writing to share why I am voting for Neil Tibbott for Edmonds City Council position No. 7.
When I met Neil a few years ago we connected over several common interests, one of them being our love for Edmonds. After I graduated from college we started meeting for coffee on Thursday mornings and I have benefited greatly from his thoughtful questions, listening ear and discerning insights as I navigate this season of life.
Neil listens to people. He’s not out to win an argument or make sure he gets his way. He seeks to learn from other people even if they see things differently than him. Not only is listening helpful for making good decisions, but it is also extremely dignifying and essential for building trust.
Neil’s knack for good listening plays a big role in his approach to decision making. He has a gift for working collaboratively to build consensus and find creative solutions that benefit everyone involved.
Neil is a proactive decision maker as well. He is consistently considering how the decisions we make today will impact our future. For example, as Neil has engaged the complex issue of land use he has continually considered how each decision may impact the future of the city.
Neil loves Edmonds and I believe his gift for listening, collaborating and proactive decision-making will be a huge asset to the City Council.