Mary Ellen Winborn is the best candidate for director of the Department of Community Development (DCD).
This department is responsible for gathering public comment on the next update to the Clallam County Comprehensive Plan and recommending updates to the county commissioners.
The Comprehensive Plan sets guidelines for economic growth, environmental protection and other topics critical to our standard of living.
The person heading this process must capture the will of the public. Mary Ellen wants to expand the hearing process to make sure the Comprehensive Plan represents what community members want.
She learned about the local business community directly from someone who grew up here when she worked for Rob Linkletter’s architectural business. Mary Ellen applied those skills for two decades, working with businesses on the peninsula, and she understands this area well.
People in our community are in it together and Mary Ellen knows that’s one of the things making this area special.
People tell Mary Ellen, “They’ve taken away everything from us.” Mills have shut and salmon jobs gone away. Mary Ellen wants to restore jobs to the area. She understands the fundamentals of economic development and how to apply those to our unique area.
She understands the impact of good education on jobs. She understands how planning impacts businesses and our environment.
The Comprehensive Plan looks out 20 years. Mary Ellen wants a community with a bright future for those next 20 years and more.
Help elect Mary Ellen Winborn the next director of DCD.