Looking forward to 2018 l Council Corner

By Anna Rohrbough, Councilmember, City of Mukilteo | Dec 27, 2017
Photo by: Brandon Gustafson Anna Rohrbough being sworn in to office as a councilmember by Mukilteo Management Services Director Steve Edin on Friday, Dec. 22.

As we approach 2018 I have been asked many times, "Are you nervous, excited or are you left wondering what you got yourself into?"

I always say yes to the first two.

The truth is - I am excited and full of hope. I have a vision for our city, one that fosters economic stability, pride and an increased sense of community. It is a place where those that live here and those that pass through all have a desire to stop, stay and spend time in our richly historical city by the sea.

To do that, I believe we have to find real solutions to some real problems that have been plaguing us for years.

I know this will take time, commitment and consistency on my part and I am ready to begin.

A few weeks after the election, as the results sunk in, I began to realize and internalize the fact that I would now be one of the decision makers for our city and all my promises and words would now require action.

I want you to know that I am up for it. I will be a steward of how your money is spent, how decisions are made and how we respond to your concerns in a timely manner.

I promise to ask the questions that need answers with curiosity, an open mind, and with the expectancy of action.

There is a principle that I am guided by:

“Be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.”

You voted for me to make tough decisions and I will always be guided by my desire to earn your respect, rather than being liked.

I take this seriously.

I will show up prepared so that together we can continue to take pride in our city.

I will continue to seek out your counsel, opinion and knowledge because the truth is - in order for any one of us to be successful we need to have the support of many others who want us to be.

I look forward to serving you and the best interests of our city for the next four years as your councilmember.


Comments (1)
Posted by: Charlie Pancerzewski | Dec 27, 2017 23:03

I am wondering what you think "the real problems that have been plaguing us for years" are and what you think should be done about them.

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