It wasn't too long ago that I wrote this:
"Are you willing to put your hopes, your values, and your time into the ongoing, living being that is Columbia?"
"We can't be static. We need to keep reaching, striving, working so that more people and visions are included."
Yes, only a few days ago I said this:
"The People Tree in motion...looks like participation in your neighborhood, your village, and in the ongoing plans for Columbia."
Well, I must be pretty persuasive, because I convinced someone to run for Columbia Council Representative for Oakland Mills.
I love Oakland Mills, and I love Columbia. Exciting things are happening in our community and we have the chance to bring our friends and neighbors into this process, to share knowledge and a sense of ownership. That's what makes a community awesome.
Serving as Council Representative means creating a positive working relationship with both the Village Board and the other Council members. It means being a good communicator, a good listener, and someone that people feel they can trust.
So I decided: if Columbia is a verb, I'd better start walking.