Letter: In support of Greg Fisk for mayor

I’m writing to encourage residents to support Greg Fisk for City and Borough of Juneau mayor. Greg is a leader who puts ideas into action and I know first-hand that his efforts will effect positive change for all of Juneau.

A few years back when it looked like downtown might not have a full-service supermarket, Greg was at the forefront of the effort to create a food cooperative. In just a matter of weeks, the group had bylaws, 40 investors who pooled more than $20,000, plus an $11,000 grant from a national food co-op foundation. I became one of those investors and a board member. Although the crisis was resolved when IGA leased the former Alaskan & Proud location, in the weeks leading up to that announcement I was amazed at our progress with Greg as chairman. 

I am impressed by Greg’s leadership. When chairing meetings, he is a patient and attentive listener. He’s also one of the best facilitators I’ve ever met. His ability to keep the group focused and actively participating during open discussion of a problem or idea comes from years of experience. Looking now at Greg’s record of achievements, I see where all that experience came from: six years on the Juneau Economic Development Council Board; 10 years on Docks and Harbors Board — many of them as board chairman — and chairman of Capital Improvements. He’s also currently in his fourth year on the board of the Downtown Business Association.

Greg is a rare Juneau leader, a nonpartisan guy who can bring people together from all viewpoints to solve our shared issues. He’s been a commercial fisherman, an economic advisor to tribes and a consultant focusing on economic development. I could go on and on but instead, please learn more about Greg yourself at fiskformayor.com. And feel free to contact him with any questions: he wants to hear from you. And on Tuesday, Oct. 6, join me in filling in the oval to make Greg Fisk our next mayor.

Patricia Hull