Letter to the editor: Support Lauris Olson for county supervisor

Stephen Sapp

I encourage others to join me in supporting Lauris Olson for the position of Story County supervisor.

For many years Olson has been actively involved in reporting on and contributing to public discussions about key decisions affecting Story County residents. She is a highly skilled and dedicated citizen who understands the issues we face and the people who live in our county.

Olson correctly anticipates the need to expand the number of board members to better represent the viewpoints held by residents living in smaller towns and rural areas. She understands the need to hire qualified professionals in planning and development and to staff the Story County Board of Supervisors with persons who feel comfortable in interpreting the complex economic, social and environmental issues facing Story County residents.

Olson is a very hard worker, as demonstrated by her active involvement in the Kiwanis Club of Ames. As a Kiwanian, she has shown she is equally comfortable in leading publicity campaigns as she is in washing pots and pans in the back room during Kiwanis Pancake Days. Olson will bring experience, skills and enthusiasm to the Story County Board of Supervisors.