“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Twenty years ago, I made a decision that changed my life. I entered public service, first as a Tacoma City Councilmember, then 29th District state legislator, and now ending my career as Pierce County Councilmember.
I did not come to these positions thinking I had all the answers. Answers came from you, the people I represented. I continue to be impressed with the passion, dedication, and knowledge of all our residents. You and others helped me better understand the issues that confront our community daily, from social problems to business interests, and environmental concerns to land use.
I end my career with thanks to all of you. You bring value to our county. You taught me to listen; for that I am forever grateful. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.
It has been an honor to serve you.
Councilmember Connie Ladenburg