My name is Dave Johnson and I am running for the position of director for Area D.
I have lived in the valley since 1989, with my family roots in the area dating back to the 1890s. During the past 20-plus years in the valley, I have farmed, owned and operated a trucking company and have been a full-time employee with Emcon Services Inc.
My observations of the recent past of the Grand Forks valley have led me to be proactive in assisting our community future and being given the utmost consideration for future growth in all aspects pertaining to our diverse valley.
With the changing times we need to look at the big picture. Taking a triple bottom line approach, I feel is necessary for a healthy community future.
A “Triple Bottom Line Approach” considers social, economic and environmental concerns.
All three of these aspects need to be considered for a bright future.
Spending has to be monitored carefully as we continue to develop the plans for economic regrowth.
The past economic plans, new feedback and ideas will have to be implemented and adjusted with the changing times.
The continued protection of our aquifer and air quality is important, as it is needed for to the region to prosper.
In conclusion, I feel we need to be diverse and adaptable in our plans and ideas to give our valley the best chance for generations to follow.
With your vote for me, Dave Johnson, for director of Area D, I will do my best to represent our great valley.