Letter: Thank you, Lions, for meet the candidate forum

By on March 19, 2009

I want to publicly thank the Elburn Lions Club for hosting the “Meet The Candidates” forum and luncheon held recently.

What an outstanding opportunity for the community to come out and meet the candidates who want to be the next generation of Elburn leaders. The spaghetti was excellent, as were the five-minute presentations given by all of the candidates. A democratic form of government allows its citizens, actually requires its citizens, to be involved, and more importantly, to be heard. Without citizen input and participation, a democracy fails. It was exciting to hear the other candidates and their thoughts on the future of our village.

Equally as stimulating and challenging were the questions that were brought to each of the candidates during the question-and-answer session. Overall, a great experience. And I think all who attended will remember the three questions: Is it good for Elburn, is it good for Elburn and is it good for Elburn? Thanks again to the Lions Club for doing something that truly is good for Elburn.

Jeff Walter
Candidate, Elburn Village Trustee