Wildsmith brings new perspective to council | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

We are writing in support of candidate Grayson Wildsmith for city council.

So, you may ask, what can a young person offer that a more established candidate cannot? Well, a fresh look, no agenda and a great deal of energy. Mr. Wildsmith is a BHS grad, and received his bachelor’s degree at Gonzaga University. Unlike most young professionals who head to the big cities for employment, he has chosen to come back to his island, to serve and give back in the community in which he was raised. Mr. Wildsmith wants to serve without an agenda for personal gain. His focus is representing and serving the island ethically and transparently.

His experience includes a city of Bainbridge Island internship where he worked in every department, learning the function of our island’s local government intimately. He worked with U.S. Agency for International Development thought an internship at the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in Washington, D.C. He is a founding member of the Bainbridge Island Mayors Youth Advisory Council and the Bainbridge Police Department Youth Advisory Council. He served as a youth volunteer with Bainbridge Youth Services and with the Bainbridge Rotary Club. He received a Paul Harris award from the Bainbridge Rotary Club for his extensive service to the community.

We need more younger adults like Mr. Wildsmith involved in our local government. He would bring diversity, new life and a new perspective into the halls of our city government. We support Grayson Wildsmith for City Council.

MARIANNE AND PETER LINDSEY

Bainbridge Island

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