Jessie’s vision for the Port:
“There is much debate between stakeholders with different ideas of what is most important in making the Port of Olympia as successful as it can be. Yet, I see that we can do it all. Organized labor and environmentalism can exist in the same space. We can protect jobs, especially in these stressful times, and protect the environment for future generations to enjoy. We can be intelligent about the growth we want for the port and fulfill the goals of “Destination 2050.” And we can turn the port into a partner for people, cities, and other stakeholders throughout our county.”
Jessie’s comments for Yelm Community Blog readers:
- I am committed to making a port a destination for community, economic development, and good paying jobs. I want to improve and diversify the lines of business at the port in order to generate the revenue to fulfill this vision of a destination port.
- Yelm and other cities and towns in South County stand to benefit from this growth in the form of revenue to include programs like the Small Cities Program and supplemental municipal revenue needed to improve infrastructure and other municipal needs.
- For too long the county has seemed divided between the larger cities in the North and South county. I will seek to end this division and make the port a partner to every community in our county.
Read more about Jessie Simmons, Candidate, Port of Olympia, District 2.
Blogger Klein is a contributor and supporter of Jessie Simmons for Port of Olympia Commission, District 2.