Four members of the Washougal City Council recently got together for a social breakfast, to talk about educational options for children, vacations to Hawaii and Florida, the difference between raising boys and girls, and the brew pub that is expected to open on Main Street this summer.
They also talked about the experiences they had while campaigning and door-belling last fall, their motivations for running for office, the places where they grew up and the reasons they chose to live in Washougal.
Connie Jo Freeman, Caryn Plinski and Joyce Lindsay took their first oaths of office as council members in January, while Jennifer McDaniel has been serving since 2008.
The breakfast was organized by Lindsay.
“I think that we are four very diverse women, with different backgrounds, ages and philosophical beliefs,” she said. “I also think this is good. We cover a good cross section of Washougal. We all wanted to be on the City Council, because we care about the future of our city.
“I met councilwoman McDaniel when I was on the Storm Water Advisory Council with her, and I traveled to a workshop in Tacoma with Councilwoman Freeman,” Lindsay added. “I didn’t know councilwoman Plinski at all, and I wanted to spend some time becoming better acquainted.”