It is a fault in our society that most of us don’t get involved with local issues unless we perceive we are getting gored. Adding to that is the fact that many are just stressed out making a living. But we need citizens to act as watchdogs of these various boards and committees. Not doing so a few years back cost our community thousands of dollars and deprived us of valuable light industrial land at the airport. I cannot endorse a more faithful and rational person to represent our community than Pierrette Guimond, who is running for Port Commissioner. As they say, she will “have your back” on cost and consequential issues that are detrimental to Orcas. Please consider casting your vote for her in November.