I hadn’t planned on publicly supporting any candidate for Mayor, but I have come to realize in recent days that it’s important to use my voice to help make my community a better place to live. I volunteer in a few diverse organizations, and I recognize the importance of collaboration and team building and listening to understand other people in my circle. That’s why I need to come out in support of Sharie Minions for Mayor. My conversations with Sharie have always made me feel heard and appreciated, and I admire her intelligence, dedication, and hard work. I know that she will be able to build a team from whoever is elected to City Council—she is a leader and recognizes the strengths in individuals and the power in a collective who choose to row in the same direction.