Submitted by Joey Jones – University Place City Council Pos. 4 Candidate.
“Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic means strategic and long-term sustainable management of our city’s budget, supporting working families, ensuring access to vital resources for families impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, maintaining and improving our parks, streets, public services, and keeping University Place a prime location for businesses, residents, and visitors. We must amplify our call/efforts to end homelessness and champion resources for mental health and substance abuse in our community. We must ensure we have housing availability and public resources necessary to sustain our city’s anticipated growth over the next 25 years.
I will support our first responders, essential personnel, law enforcement, schools, energy and sustainability initiatives, public works professionals, and all the dedicated folks who keep our city great in every way. I’m also focusing on reimagining public safety by getting more input from members of our community as we have during this campaign. We need our first responders and U.P’s diverse community members’ voices heard and included as part of our city’s public safety decision-making process.
I will work tirelessly with my fellow council members on your behalf as a member of University Place’s City Council. In my years of supporting hundreds of thousands of military families, retirees, and veterans as a crisis-tested Public Affairs Officer & healthcare communicator with the U.S. Army Medical Command, I have never given our nation’s heroes less than 110% – I am committed to giving my local community that same dedication as your elected representative on the city council. The ballots for the Nov. 2nd, 2021 General Election have been sent out, and I would be honored and humbled to earn your vote!”
-Joey Jones, Candidate, City Council Pos. 4, University Place. Washington