Letters to the Editor for July 29, 2021

Alicia King would be valuable asset to Camas City Council

As a resident of the Camas area for over 30 years, I stood up and took notice when Alicia Myers King swept into the local political scene like a breath of fresh air. As a descendant of multiple generations of Camasonians, she clearly has a passion for the city and its people that is infectious.

Long before she threw her hat into the ring for a seat on the Camas City Council, she was actively engaged in connecting with local residents, celebrating what is good in the community and encouraging others to do the same.

Among her many initiatives, she is a co-founder of Camas Tree Protectors. She celebrates Camas and its citizens in her “Just a Girl in Camas” Facebook page. She has often been a voice of both passion and reason at city council meetings.

Alicia has chosen to not participate in the local tradition of polluting the landscape with political signs as a means of trying to buy name recognition. May others follow her worthy example in the future. She has earned her recognition by her deeds in the community. In addition, she is not beholden to any moneyed special interests.

Alicia is a wonderful asset to the community, and would be an even more valuable one on the Camas City Council.

Ken Miles,