This weekend, I had the great privilege and pleasure to introduce the man that I believe will be Mayor of Bellingham in 2008, Dan McShane. The party was at the newly built Farmer’s Market permanent home . About 200 people attended which the campaign was thrilled about, given that the primaries are a full 6 months away!
I was honored to be asked to introduce soon-to-be Mayor McShane. I think they asked me because of my activism in the community as well as my ties to downtown through our retail store Otion. Plus (blushing, eyes cast downward with modesty), I’m a pretty good public speaker (not naturally – it’s a learned trait from attending a public speaking school – more on that in another blog post later). I also loved meeting people I wouldn’t otherwise have an opportunity the interact with. Listening to the energy that was put into talking about how we can make Bellingham a better place was inspiring. I literally left with a buzz, a high of positive energy.
It was a great event and I felt so blessed to be a part of it. I’m also incredibly confident that Dan McShane is the right person to lead Bellingham to an even better place in the future.