I am writing in support of Jim Zachary’s candidacy to represent Ward 1 on the Winona Lake Town Council. I served as president of the council for several years, and I got to know Jim as he attended nearly every meeting during the final years of my term. His presence demonstrated his commitment to our community and to understanding how to balance the development and conservation of its resources. Many of you have gotten to know him, too, through his volunteer work with organizations like KEDCo and KCV Cycling and at various events and activities that promote our vibrant community.
We’re better because of his involvement. I believe the council will also benefit from the perspective of someone from his generation — someone who, as a life-long Kosciusko County resident, knows our history and as an entrepreneur of an upcoming ship in the Village, believes in our possibilities. I encourage you to join me in voting for Jim Zachary on May 7.