Letter to the Editor: We have the opportunity to continue exemplary service to our community

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Top row from left, Curtis Sethaler and Shelley Arms; bottom row from left, Latonya Brock and Jim Whitfield

The April 4 election may seem unimportant with no mayoral race and few contested alderman races, but one of the most important roles in our community is that of a board member for the Quincy Public Schools. 

We have the opportunity to continue exemplary service to our community by the three board members willing to serve another term in Shelley Arns, Latonya Brock and Jim Whitfield. They are recommending Curtis Sethaler to join them on the board for the upcoming election. As a fellow local government leader for more than 20 years, I recognize the hard work they put in for our community and our children. They are committed to education and providing only the best for our students and staff. 

The most profound impact came during the time we worked to re-open Adams County. Businesses needed to re-open and needed their employees back to work. Creating a plan for the 2020-21 school year allowed this to happen. Students went back into schools, and parents went back to work. Without the support of the Quincy Public School system, its superintendent, its board and its staff, re-opening Adams County would not have happened.

This board’s ability to set aside their personal beliefs to make decisions for the greater good of our community is commendable. I have every confidence they will continue to model excellent leadership for our community. Vote Arns, Whitfield, Sethaler and Brock on April 4.

Kent Snider
Adams County Board Chairman
Quincy, Illinois

EDITOR’S NOTE: Any letters regarding the April 4 election must be received by Muddy River News at the end of the business day on Friday, March 31.

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