Letter: Respectful leadership
To the Editor:
Amanda Barge is well known in the field of community health, and has used her degrees, not only to open her own business, but to help others to open their own practices. She has shepherded her clients through tough problems with tougher solutions within the legal and justice system, and is familiar with all the partners providing services to Monroe County citizens in need.
Amanda has an innately natural way of bringing people together, of negotiating for the best outcome with her clients — individuals and families. In the world of a three-person functioning executive such as the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, I can only believe that Amanda’s listening, mediating and negotiation skills would be a incredible assets in the business and decision-making issues that are comprise the commissioners’ agenda.
I can’t say enough about Amanda’s respectful leadership in working in a team. She actively seeks to engage, encourage and collaborate for the betterment of whatever project she’s working on. She is not afraid of differences; she seeks out opinions, listens and asks tough questions. Her values and quick study will serve us well. Local small business development, an open mind and civility – reasons to support Amanda Barge.