Noble-Gulliford right choice for council | Letter

Carolyn and I would like to help Diana Noble-Gulliford to go back into a leadership position and return to the Federal Way City Council.

Diana is a leader, history buff and volunteer, second to none. She applies those interests and talents back to the betterment of the community in which we live, work and play. She does it in unique ways honoring our special historical past, “lest we not forget.”

As a history buff, she honors our past leaders, volunteers, veterans (before it became “patronizing”) and the people who have been the “roots of the community.” She learned a little bit from each one. They all volunteered and served as their “special sense of duty.” People like Marckx, Barney, Justice, Mitchell, Brough, Stead, Cisna, Martinson, Metcalfe, Cleggert, Thorson, Park, Snyder, Harris, Gardner, Larson, Feldt, McKenzie, Nyberg, Priest, Schow and Robinson have historically volunteered, led and served because they “stepped up” to do their best.

By historically remembering the leadership roles these people have played, Diana has herself “stepped up” to attempt to follow the path that volunteerism and service to one’s community bring. She has “led by example” in so many ways. The Planning Commission, Historical Society, city and community council’s advocate for sensible growth through comprehensively charting past, present and planning for the future are but a few of the ways in which she excels.

The guise is historical contributions, the action is leadership, involvement and acknowledgement.

Her family, church, small business and social interests compliment her “team approach” of always recruiting good talent to whatever the cause. She is a “consensus builder.” She holds people accountable and does not “waffle” (depending on which way the wind is blowing and which “special interest” has filled the room). The lists are long, the service wide and ongoing.

It is for these reasons, and many more, that I challenge you to keep Diana in a leadership position so that we can have a balanced approach to making the ninth largest city in the state a better place to live, work and play.

Mark and Carolyn Freitas

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