Letters to the Editor

Letter: Focusing on life’s positive achievement

Editor,

I ran for the Greenbank commissioner position on the Port of Coupeville because I naively envisioned three elected officials coming together in public meetings with an open mind to thoughtfully and thoroughly discuss issues and reach a consensus on how to proceed. I am sad to say this has not been my experience as your District 3 commissioner for the last 15 months.

I had hoped to be a part of establishing a sensible management structure for the Port of Coupeville and the Greenbank Farm, which could actually add energy to the port as a whole, and support the farm in achieving its potential to contribute to other port economic development projects.

At this point, I see little hope for that. In fact, I believe the port executive director and commission chair have worked in concert with the president of the Greenbank Farm Management Group to maintain a power structure that serves their personal agendas at the expense of the port district taxpayers.

I have absolutely no reason to believe that my continued participation will achieve a better outcome for port district taxpayers.

For this reason, I am writing this open letter to the people of the port district to let you know I have submitted my resignation as the District 3 commissioner of the Port of Coupeville.

I apologize to those who had hoped I could make a difference.

I plan to focus my time, energy and spirit in the other areas of my life where positive outcomes can be achieved.

Laura Blankenship

Port of Coupeville

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 11 edition online now. Browse the archives.