Neil Tibbott reached out to me, like he has been reaching out to many in the community for the last 15 years, to listen to my thoughts and opinions of where the City is heading. I was impressed by his experience working on city and community issues and his track record of solving problems and creating legislation through an inclusive and collaborative approach. For instance, as Chair of the Planning Commission, final recommendations usually garner unanimous support, not the 4-3 splits that you see on the City Council.
Neil is not one to promote his personal agenda in these organizations, which is one of the reasons he has such a wide range of individuals that have experienced his cooperative mindset and would like to have Neil’s leadership as a City Councilman. His reputation is as collaborative not combative; his manner is inclusive not selective; his focus is forward.
The political hot button topic for Edmonds is always the fear mongering of “high rise buildings.” Neil has never advocated for this yet his opponent resorts to this historical myth, inferring he does. Edmonds needs a council representative that understands the value and balancing of growing jobs, businesses, tourism, and housing if this town is to be prepared for the next generation.
It is time to look long term. We need to make a way for the next generation to live in and participate in the benefits of the family lifestyle of Edmonds. Neil is a person who has proven he has the leadership skills and respectable demeanor one would like to see representing our community.
Please join me and support our future by voting for the most qualified candidate, Neil Tibbott.