When moving here over 22 years ago I was attracted to the beauty of the landscape. Additionally, I was attracted to the unique culture that we have in Bonner County. I for one have never seen a community that is more welcoming and charitable toward others in our community. When one of us is down, the rest of us rally to their side. That is part of our culture, part of who we are, part of why we are all here. We are diverse, open and live out the “live and let live” attitude each and every day. As Commissioner, I believe one of the responsibilities is to protect our unique culture and I will do so every day.