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MEET VICKI 

Local government needs a voice for everyone in our community.

Hi! My name is Vicki Lowe and I am a lifelong  Sequim resident. I descend from both pioneer families and the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.  I am running for Position #3 on the Sequim City Council.

 Two years ago, candidates ran unopposed for city council.  People should have a choice in who represents them.   The role of the city government is to represent every city resident so there needs to be a balance of view points.  My perspective will add a voice not currently heard on our City Council. 

 

As a council member I want to ensure issues, goals, and priorities are really solving problems.  We needs solutions that work for our community as a whole.  In order to do this work, it is also vital for the city government to build ties to and connections with other organizations in Clallam County to serve the needs of our citizens.

I have lived in the Sequim area my entire life.  My roots go deep in the community. My grandparents, parents,  sisters, children, and now grandchildren have attended or are currently enrolled in Sequim schools. My first job, at age eleven, was working in my parents’ grocery store/gas station, Tom-Tom's, on the corner of Fifth and Washington Streets, where Rite Aid now sits.

I have twenty-five years’ experience working locally and at the state level in health and social services administration and policy development. In my career, I am know as a problem solver and an innovator—assets that will serve our city well.  I have worked to implement statewide programs to address access to healthcare issues for the native population in our state. When program and operational solutions did not work, I learned  how to create and pass legislation. I know how to find common ground to gain consensus and move issues to solutions.

I was appointed to the Washington State Women’s Commission in September 2020 and joined the City of Sequim’s Planning Commission in April 2021. I am also on the board of directors for Peninsula Behavioral Health.

I am interested in exploring ways to attract businesses that have year-round, consistent, and stable sources of revenue so we becomes less economically dependent on seasonal tourism and can better endure economic downturns.

I see affordable housing for younger families, low income, elders, and disabled members of the community to be critical to the health of the community.

 

Sequim is surrounded by beauty. In my lifetime, I have watched this small town become a city. My hope for my grandchildren is for them to be able to grow up here in the kind of town I grew up in—a community filled with caring people in service to one another.

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