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Mark Koppang is a leader we need | Letters

I have known Mark Koppang for over 20 years and have always admired his work ethic, his ambition and his integrity. I have seen Mark start a volunteer program from the ground up and when he stepped down from the leadership role a few years later, there were over 100 people covering a variety of volunteer tasks.

Mark spearheaded the move of Life Academy of Puget Sound from Burien to its Federal Way location where it has been operating for 15 years. Prior to the move, he investigated the community, made contacts and ultimately found an appropriate location for children to learn and grow in a park-like setting.

In his position as a national accounts manager, he has been able to build consensus, beginning with understanding his clients’ issues, providing options and working with his customer until solutions are reached.

Mark has mentored countless young adults, helping them with personal goal setting in their respective careers and development as well as pre-marriage counseling for numerous couples. This, along with his consistent volunteerism for Habitat for Humanity’s Westway neighborhood project where they have renovated approximately 15 homes, shows me that he not only talks about improving our community, but he willingly puts forth effort to get the job done.

Mark is the kind of leader we need to transform Federal Way into a community of prosperity and influence. Please vote for Mark Koppang for Federal Way City Council Position 2.

Suzanne Leon, Federal Way


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