The Nez Perce County leadership has an interesting process for building a new courthouse. I recently took an extensive tour of the courthouse... something really needs to be done...
I will work hard to represent all citizens in the county. I will use public input, logic and leadership in making decisions that will affect all of us.
We will ensure Nez Perce County is a participant and supporter with and for those organizations that are working in Economic Development, such as Valley Vision, the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Lewiston, the Port and others.
We will meet regularly to talk, plan and work together to establish common goals and coordinated actions.
We will take a fresh look to seek better, more efficient ways with the goals of getting more accomplished and making the best use of our tax dollars.
This also includes the courthouse. I am a firm believer in the saying "it's very difficult to say no to a well thought out researched recommendation". I will support a recommendation that includes why, what, how(including how it could be paid for), where and who. I believe a lot of work has been put into this already, but the next steps should include community education, participation and input into that recommendation.
Nez Perce County should operate from a strategic plan that is put together with a vision for our future in mind; reviewed and updated regularly.
Not a plan that "sits on the shelf," but a plan that is available for all to see; that is actionable through our budgeting and activities in leading our county.