Albion should elect new board members with diverse backgrounds

Posted 18 March 2018 at 9:42 am


Some people go to college and conclude that a Bachelor of Science degree means they may know more than they actually do. The college experience convinces some that they are “very stable geniuses” who “know more than the generals”. Humility isn’t one of their strong suits.

The Village of Albion might benefit from leadership that respects all its residents, regardless of what they wear to work, the part of town they live in, whether their hair is grey, dark, or blonde, or what their “ride” looks like.

If Albion is to experience a revival, it cannot matter whether a resident’s parents were sharecroppers turned migrant farm workers, quarrymen, county legislators, or dentists.

The March 20th ballot includes listeners who respect the people they wish to serve. It might even include people who aren’t seeking positions to provide material for a longer obituary.

After it is over, hopefully winners and losers will pull together for the good of a community that has a lot going for it. Regardless, there is an imperative to respect everyone and recognize that contributions and good ideas can come from people of widely varying backgrounds.

Sincerely yours,

Gary Kent