Andy Gilman headshot Sept 2022

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Andy Gilman

As we head into this election season, our valley is facing some formidable challenges. Managing the watershed, preparing for the next wildland fire, the struggle for housing, striving for balance and diversity in our economy, declining public school enrollment, and sustaining our natural environment are just a few of the issues many of us are thinking about and working on.

The general feeling seems to be, and with justification, that the decisions we make now will largely set the direction for the next decades and perhaps further. This dynamic is always true, but seems to be especially vivid now.