Saturday, April 13, 2013

New Councilors Selected

Once again the people of Creswell have a reason, a good reason, to be proud of our New Government. In place of our Mayor hand picking councilors he feels will blindly go along with his agenda, this mayor made the selection of new councilors a public meeting and included those concerned about our city's politics. There was even the opportunity for anyone to speak before the selection process was underway. There were approximately thirty people in the audience. Many to support the candidate of their choice.

Councilors scored the five applicants on their answers to essay questions and on their professional and service backgrounds. At Thursday’s special council meeting, the applicants also were judged on prepared statements and their answers to three questions pertaining to Creswell’s future and strengths, and on relationship building. Several applicants highlighted the importance of the council being more transparent and accessible to the citizenry.

The most touching part of the evening was a heartfelt statement by Councilor Nora Reynolds when she said "I'm happy that the city is once again going to have a full council, of the people, by the people and for the people,” there was a warm applause.

After it was all said and done, Adam Pelatt and Brent Gifford were selected by the council among the five people who applied for the council seats. The others were Ruby Miller, Roy Robertson and Alan Pointer.

It could not have been an easy choice for the councilors as Roy Robertson has lived in Creswell 53 years and has a real view of past and present history. Ruby Miller, is well known as a person of concern and has a good background. Alan Pointer has served on the airport commission and is well known. You would have to say, each and every one would have been a good choice.

We wish the best for Adam and Brent, who are coming on board with our new Mayor, councilors and a new and better way to run our city.

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