The Clallam County Director of Community Development (DCD) oversees building permits and code enforcement. The DCD “manages all long-range and current planning activities” and “administers zoning, land division, shorelines, growth management and related programs.” This is a big deal.
Clallam is the only U.S. county electing its DCD. The reason no one does this is because a qualified, experienced person’s required. “A master’s degree is the most common educational requirement for city planners.”
The current DCD director, Sheila Roark Miller, doesn’t come close to meeting these requirements. It shows in her conduct and the investigation costing taxpayers over $75,000. Where there’s smoke there’s fire. Don’t re-elect her.
Mary Ellen Winborn, DCD candidate, is qualified. She has a degree in architecture and operated her own architecture business for 18 years.
Mary Ellen Winborn understands the needs of homeowners, business owners, builders, developers and realtors. She has vast experience working with them. Winborn understands how zoning impacts everyone’s lives, homes, businesses and environment.
I have spoken to her. Winborn is motivated to work on the County Comprehensive Plan (zoning). Winborn is a person with vision, who sees the big picture and will implement a plan for a prosperous community.
Mary Ellen Winborn has the skills needed to bring together the varied and conflicting interests in our county during the Comprehensive Plan revision.
Mary Ellen Winborn’s managed staff, contractors, sub-contractors and site development, negotiated contracts, created budgets and worked with agencies on zoning, ecology and building codes.
Elect Mary Ellen Winborn, DCD; qualified, fair and experienced.