Saturday, May 19, 2018
Slotnick builds sense of community
Genevieve Marsh, Missoulian Letter to the Editor
I was thrilled to hear Josh Slotnick is running for county commissioner, because I’ve seen what his vision and his deep-seeded abilities as a community-builder can do.
I’ve known Slotnick since I was in graduate school, when he taught me how to start a seed, how to mix soil, how engage with a stranger while weeding a row. He leads by example. He empowers students and co-workers alike to turn ideas into reality. For the last nine years we’ve been colleagues, and I continue to see the change he facilitates in students, colleagues and the community.
Through this kind of leadership, he has changed Missoula’s food system and built a deeper sense of community between many very different parts.
He has vision, he thinks big, he asks us all to do the same. I like my leaders to dream big and have high expectations for the future and for themselves — how else can we make big changes in the world?
He will do the same at the county level.
I hope you will join me in voting for Josh for county commissioner.