Guest commentary - 'Serving on the Planning Commission was a real honor'

By Mackenize Weiser | Guest Contribution | 

Ed. note: Mackenzie Weiser was an Elk Grove Planning Commissioner from February 2017 through last month. Three new members were appointed to the planning commission during the February 24 Elk Grove City Council meeting. 

Serving on the Planning Commission was a real honor. I value public service and to have the opportunity to play a role as part of a team of caring individuals was truly a privilege that I honored with hard work every day. 

As some of you may know the City Council decided to revamp the Commission and appoint new members to ensure all areas of the city were represented. I was not reappointed to Planning Commission.  

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the hard-working city staff that assisted all of us commissioners. I want to particularly thank them for reaching out to me. Same to many community members, Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen, and the Councilmembers who also reached out to me. The number of phone calls and emails I received was humbling.

It means a lot to me to know that my work over the last four years had an impact in our community. I want to thank each of the Planning Commissioners that I had the pleasure of serving with, your perspectives helped me grow and they helped become a better public servant. 

I want to welcome Sandra Poole, Juan Fernandez, and Suman Singha to the Planning Commission, please know that I’m here if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from you all.  It was a true pleasure serving our amazing city, and I look forward to what’s still to come.  

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Steve L said...

Wow, civility is NOT dead. Ms. Weiser's comments are such a refreshing visit to yesterday year when people were kind and appreciative and had a sense of community over self. All of us can take a lesson from this young lady. Treat people the way you'd want to be treated and the world will be a much better place for all. - Thank you Ms. Weiser for your service to the community and for your showing of gratitude.

I think I'm back in the 60's again! Sock it to me, baby!

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