Communicating Effectively with Elected Officials
The focus of the April 2018 League of Women Voters of Thurston County was the importance of civil discourse in our community and political conversations. On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, LWVTC members and interested citizens met at the Olympia Center – 222 Columbia Street NW, for a very informative session.
We were honored to have former Washington State Senator, 22nd district for 23 years, former State Representative, past County Commissioner, and former Lacey Mayor Karen Fraser as our moderator for the evening. She and the panelists were introduced by Board member, Sandra Herndon, who led the team that put this program together.
John Hutchings, Thurston County Commissioner for District 1, Bob Jacobs, former Olympia Mayor, Cynthia Pratt, Deputy Mayor of Lacey, and EJ Zita, Olympia Port Commissioner provided hints and how-to's for speaking and making a case to local elected officials. In addition, each of the panelists and Karen Fraser provided personal insights that helped add context and color to the points they made.