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Trout understands, focuses on our common needs
Yolanda Trout, a candidate for Auburn Council Position No. 4, is worthy of your attention.
Having helped organize our area's electronic Block Watch, I have known her since she became our neighbor a few years ago. I have been quite impressed by her energy and her dedication to creating and maintaining a quality sense of community, both here in Forest Villa and with the City of Auburn as a whole. She is a go-getter and a self-starter. She formed a strong Block Watch group and has been serving as Planning Commissioner for these past three years.
Her unique quality is the ability to reach out to other people, to work for a common solution for what we all want: a quality, healthy, and safe community for all. An example, critical not only to our local community but for all of Auburn, is a smooth working relationship with the Muckleshoot Tribe. We are blending into each other and are facing one another's perceptions and misconceptions.
I have seen Yolanda, on her own, extend herself to open communications, working to understand and focusing on our common needs, as we need to. She, with her background, is bridging those cultural boundaries that sometimes have prevented us from working together. This is the quality of understanding.
This election has become cast as the "Outs" vs the "Ins." Yolanda is neither. She is one of us, a regular everyday citizen who is capable of working with anyone to make Auburn a better place to live and to raise a family.
– Robert B. Cottrell