Letter: Lisa Weik Delivers as County Commissioner
Woodbury’s Jim Arend says the Washington County Board incumbent “places a high priority on obtaining citizen input on issues reviewed by decision makers.”
During her short tenure on the Washington County Board, Woodbury resident Lisa Weik has never failed to put the public and taxpayers first.
Unlike a lot of "politicians," Lisa is not afraid to tell you where she stands on important issues that affect our community. In an uncertain housing market and lingering recession, I'm grateful for leaders like Lisa who use business acumen from private-sector experience to set sound public policy and deliver responsible budgeting.
Since in office, Commissioner Lisa Weik has kept the tax levy flat for three straight years, created a partnership with Greater MSP to attract businesses to locate in Woodbury to grow the tax base, and has saved taxpayers $1 million over the next 10 years by opposing the addition of two seats to the county board during redistricting last spring.
She places a high priority on obtaining citizen input on issues reviewed by decision makers, including the transportation study of the Interstate-94 corridor that has made steady progress during her tenure as chair of the commission.
I wish her luck in the General Election.
—Jim Arend, Woodbury