As citizens, can’t we expect more from government than shutdowns, shutoffs, and cutbacks?
I believe it’s possible to work together across our divisions for economic improvement to achieve a better future for our families. I want to lead us in the direction of opportunity, no more looking back and no more status quo.
With your help, we will work to make necessary changes in Klamath County. We all know the untapped potential here, but deep divisions are holding us back. What we need is leadership committed to working with every citizen to increase business growth for job opportunities and a more attractive community.
We need that leadership now. As your County Commissioner, I’d offer experienced leadership.
As Communications and Outreach Manager of Citizens for Safe Schools, a private agency providing mentoring and educational opportunities for youth, I work with nearly every group in our community. As a member of the 2012 Klamath County Budget Committee, I volunteered to help through difficult economic times. In 2011, I helped form an effort to re-examine law enforcement funding. We brought the City and County together to propose realistic solutions.
I’m asking you to become part of something. You see, we don’t just need a financial contribution (although, every dollar helps); we need you to be on our team of problem solvers. I’ve talked to many people excited about Klamath’s potential. There are tremendous opportunities on the economic front we need to position ourselves for.
It’s time to do better. Please let me know I can rely on your help.
Kelley Minty Morris
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Monday, December 23, 2013 12:04 PM
Klamath Falls, Ore. – Noting her record of involvement in local public safety initiatives and efforts to keep youths away from a life of crime, members of the Klamath County public safety community have come out in support of Kelley Minty Morris’s candidacy for Klamath County Commissioner.
Endorsers include current Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge, former district attorney Ed Caleb, current and former sheriffs Frank Skrah and Tim Evinger, and former Klamath Falls Police Chief Dan Tofell, who currently serves on the Klamath Falls City Council, among others.
In addition to her work with Citizens for Safe School, where Kelley works on behalf and advocates for children in our community, Minty Morris has also served on the steering committee for the Citizens for Public Safety organization that formed in 2010. Citizens for Public Safety was a grassroots effort to examine solutions to public safety funding issues in Klamath County. Minty Morris also served as spokesperson for this effort.
“Kelley Minty Morris has already demonstrated that she is willing to listen, willing to learn and willing to implement solutions,” said former Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger. “As a champion for public safety, Kelley’s leadership and collaborative problem solving skills are exactly what Klamath County needs.”
Minty Morris also volunteered as Public Information Officer for a joint Klamath County/City of Klamath Falls task force that further studied the issue of public safety funding.
“I know that public safety is one of the top priorities for our community,” Minty Morris said. “It is also one of my personal priorities as County Commissioner.”
In addition to keeping citizens safe, Minty Morris highlighted the important role public safety plays in improving our economy. “Without a safe community, we will not be able to effectively attract employers to Klamath County,” she said.
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