|To the Editor: Wood Lane is a true treasure|
|Written by Tim Harris|
|Monday, 21 October 2013 08:51|
After serving 12 years, I left the Wood Lane Board in December of 2012 due to term limits. Wood Lane is definitely one of the treasures of Wood County due to caring and dedicated employees and the continuous support of the Wood County taxpayers. The board continuously made decisions being mindful of a balance between the consumers, employees and taxpaying citizens of Wood County. Some of those decisions allowed us to stay off the ballot for 13 years.
I have always supported Wood Lane. For many years, I was grateful that my family had never needed the services of an organization like Wood Lane but 16 years ago, my daughter Libby suffered a brain injury at birth and has been receiving Wood Lane services for 15 years. Being a parent is not always easy but having a child with special needs can be very challenging but Wood Lane has been there for us over and over again.
The Executive Team at Wood Lane is led by Superintendent Melanie Stretchbery. Melanie is a professional and life-long social worker but she also understands the dollars and cents of running an organization. She and her team can be trusted to spend your dollars wisely and within the confines of many rules and regulations they must adhere to while caring for many that have no place else to go for services.
For many years, I served on the Board with Dave Miller, former Editor of the Sentinel Tribune and true friend of Wood Lane and many of the consumers. We certainly can not forget Dave and if he were with us today, I am sure he would be using some ink to support Wood Lane.
On Nov. 5., please vote yes for Wood Lane.
Treasurer-Wood Lane Levy Committee
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