Ever since I was lucky enough to become the Executive Director at the WIAA, I’ve told our staff and membership that we are in the memory-making business. Those memories can be made in any town, large or small, in any sport or activity, at a mid-week practice, a senior night, or a State Championship final.
Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin has betrayed the public trust with his secret push to establish a 66-acre GRUMP Gravel Pit in a residential zone on North Shore Road near Belfair. He told pit opponents that his purpose was to “grease the wheels and get things going” in recommending the GRUMP proposal. Randy repeatedly pressed county staff to support the project, asking them “How do we get to yes?”
When it comes to this year’s selection of County Commissioner, the choice is clear; keep this effective incumbent, Randy Neatherlin! With all due respect to others who have served before, I have NEVER seen a more effective, more dedicated and engaged public servant in the 42 years I’ve lived in Mason County. Randy exemplifies what an elected should be, a constant advocate for his county and all of his constituents.
Commissioner Randy Neatherlin supported by Democrats and Republicans alike stood against the largest tax increase in Mason County history. Cutting the budget during our recent revenue shortfall kept the county solvent.
Randy prioritized public health to fight the COVID 19 pandemic keeping everyone safer. He even hand delivered 1000 masks to a possible Belfair hot spot.
Mason County Commissioner Randy Neatherlin at recent potentially riotous protests in both Shelton and Belfair calmed the restless crowds and deescalated several potentially violent altercations. As a peace keeper and not a protester, he carried a BE KIND sign and reminded everyone that “this is our home and we wouldn’t go to your home and damage it”.