In reflecting with constituents about my first year’s accomplishments and experiences as a Council member, it was brought up several times that many would like to know all of the work that goes on for individual members beyond the scheduled Council meetings. I’m not referring to public meetings, as those require a quorum of members. Rather, I am referring to meeting with constituents and community groups, for example, to build collaborative efforts towards positive social change. So this year, I’m going to try the blog format as another way to communicate with you all. To comply with the Open Public Records Act, this site will not allow for comments. Please send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-325-5128. I’m looking forward to sharing more of my work as your Council member during this next year of Council. Please keep in touch and Happy New Year.