Joe Larson is passionate about Snoqualmie. He serves our City and our Valley as a volunteer in several capacities, and now is the time to promote him to the position of Snoqualmie’s next City Councilmember.
During the past few years, I served alongside Joe on the Snoqualmie Planning Commission and have seen, first-hand, his dedication and knowledge of Snoqualmie’s comprehensive planning process—specifically in the areas of Vision & Policy Implementation, Economic Development, Housing, Community Character, Environment, Land Use, Transportation, and Capital Facilities & Utilities. I encourage you to view Snoqualmie’s Comprehensive Plan, which Joe was a key contributor in developing at: www.ci.snoqualmie.wa.us/Departments/Planning/ComprehensivePlan.aspx
As a former Marine, military service is an important aspect I look at when voting for elected leaders. During Joe’s service in the Army, he enlisted as a soldier and was promoted to the officer ranks. He trained after 9/11 as a linguist (Arabic) at the prestigious Defense Language Institute in Monterey Bay, CA. He served in the fields of intelligence and military police, so he has had a high level support and proficiency in the areas of public safety, emergency preparedness, and law enforcement that our City demands. To me this means he has high moral character that will be a “public first” approach.
Joe also worked with the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District and their elected Commissioners to develop a Valley-wide Community Health Needs Assessment. The purpose of this assessment was to identify key areas where our community can take action to improve overall health and reduce health inequities. The greatest outcome of Joe’s work increased community consensus in the process of evaluating how best to characterize, measure, and improve community health. As Joe noted in his assessment, “This does not necessarily mean creating new social programs and initiatives, but rather developing supportive community cooperation that shares the mindset that the opportunity to enjoy good health is a right for all.”
Please view Joe’s complete assessment at the following link: www.snoqualmiehospital.org/wp-content/uploads/CHNA-2014-02.pdf
After reviewing Joe’s contributions to our community, you can see Joe has a sincere interest and is a strong advocate for all of Snoqualmie. Joe truly represents the best interests of Snoqualmie.
When your ballot arrives in the mail, please join me in voting for Joe! To learn more about Joe, please visit www.GoJoe4Council.com.
City of Snoqualmie, Planning Commissioner
Former US Marine