Leadership that listens | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

“Leadership that listens.” That is the slogan on Jon Nehring’s political campaign signs. It is unfortunate that it is all too common for our political leaders of today to make promises and slogans that are nothing but that; slogans. Fortunately for the citizens of Marysville, our mayor does more than just make slogans. He actually does what the slogans say.

“Leadership that listens.” That is the slogan on Jon Nehring’s political campaign signs. It is unfortunate that it is all too common for our political leaders of today to make promises and slogans that are nothing but that; slogans. Fortunately for the citizens of Marysville, our mayor does more than just make slogans. He actually does what the slogans say.

The Mayor has sat down with members of Marysville Professional Firefighters, IAFF Local 3219 on multiple occasions. He told our members that he had an “Open Door Policy” and encouraged each of us to contact him at any time with questions and concerns. On each occasion he has listened to our concerns related to the safety and well-being of Marysville’s citizens. He has made Public Safety his number-one priority as mayor. He demonstrated this to our members when he asked for our endorsement and continues to demonstrate this to us in our discussions. When told that our Local had serious concerns over issues of Public Safety, he found ways to educate himself on the issues. He has worked to improve communications between the Fire Administration, the Fire District Board of Directors, the City Council and his office. Our citizens probably haven’t seen or felt any of the effects of his work at this level, but the positive impacts on their safety are apparent to all of us in the Professional Firefighter’s Local.

Jon Nehring has worked to improve revenues for the city and at the same time has been a part of finding ways to balance the budget and has used conservative spending to continue to provide services to the citizens of Marysville.  He has shown us that he is interested in forming important relationships with individuals and groups who can help him be more effective in guiding Marysville through these difficult economic times.  This is a person who has long-term goals for the city and is energetic and dynamic enough to see those goals to their end successes.

“Leadership that listens” is a simple enough slogan but Mayor Jon Nehring has turned that slogan into a guiding principal in his role as Marysville’s mayor. This is why Marysville’s Professional Firefighters have fully endorsed Jon Nehring in this election and why we encourage the citizens of Marysville to vote for him in November.

Dan Schwartz

Marysville

 

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