To the Editor: Rowland a devoted council candidate
Written by Brenda D. Baker   
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 11:27
Having grown up in a military family, I have lived in many parts of our wonderful country, and even overseas. Bowling Green is a true gem of a community. In fact, without exaggeration, I have to say it is the only place I have ever felt so... well at home in.
It is a strong thriving community that continues to grow despite the collapse of many larger cities in the region. This is because of the effort of the community as a whole; but also the strong leadership of so many amazing people. One of those is Councilwoman Sandy Rowland.
I first met Sandy while volunteering on a social justice committee almost 10 years ago. In so many leadership roles, I have watched her steadfast effort become fruitful again and again.
I am personally thankful for her many hours of volunteer work for the Black Swamp Arts Festival. For many years now she has been a volunteer for Artist Hospitality. The artists really appreciate the friendly and thorough nature of Sandy among others. Every year they rave about our community and our volunteers.
If something needs doing she brings her many years of business experience to the table and gets results. The pioneering of the Wood County Humane Society is only one example. Over and over again she works to serve the common good.
I have met few people of such selfless and diligent effort. I have met fewer people so full of innovation and an ability to see opportunity where others see none. The recent work to secure a green space for 1st ward is a good example.
All of these traits together, and numerous others, make Councilwoman Sandy Rowland the strongest and most devoted candidate for council at large.
I am not voting for her because I think or hope she will do a good job. I am voting for her because she continually proves she stands for ethical stewardship, hard work, selfless service, and a pioneering spirit.
Brenda D. Baker
Bowling Green
 

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