On November 8, I’ll be proud to cast my vote for Tom Ramsey for City Council. I’ve had the great privilege of working with Tom for four years on Piedmont’s Planning Commission. I’ve been deeply impressed by Tom’s decision-making approach in evaluating renovation and construction projects. Tom emphasizes collaboration and cooperation between neighbors, and balances maintaining the character of the community with being open to design innovation. Tom’s many years of engagement and service in Piedmont reflect his dedication to our community. Tom’s professional experience and expertise as an architect and senior leader will be extraordinarily helpful to City Council as Piedmont moves forward with complying with state housing laws and completing major civic projects like the pool and civic center. Finally, Tom’s warm, collegial, and solutions-focused nature will ensure that different viewpoints are respected and reflected in the Council’s decisions on important issues facing our city. I look forward to electing Tom Ramsey to City Council.
I also look forward to re-electing Betsy Smegal Anderson and Jen Long to City Council. As an experienced attorney, Betsy’s diligence and mastery of details will serve her well in her stewardship of our city. Betsy’s extraordinary dedication to Piedmont is reflected in her decades of service in the community. Betsy knows Piedmont inside and out and we are all better for it.
I’ve had the privilege of knowing Jen Long since our children were in elementary school. Jen’s collaborative nature was invaluable in helping our school establish new health and wellness policies. Jen’s professional expertise as an attorney and her personal dedication to helping Piedmont become a more diverse and inclusive community have brought a welcome perspective to City Council.
Piedmont will be in good hands with Tom, Betsy, and Jen serving on City Council. I hope you’ll join me in casting your ballot for each of them in November.