Woodville residents, I am Elizabeth Grammer, and I am seeking your vote to fill the office of Alderman Place 3 on the ballot for the upcoming City of Woodville election. My husband Trey and I have chosen to make Woodville the place we have lived for most of our lives, were we raised our girls, owned businesses, and above all and simply put – the place we have chosen to call Home.
I would like to take a minute to explain why I have chosen to run for this position on the Woodville City Council. It is my belief that we should not merely sit by and watch others do the work that needs to be done. I honestly believe it’s everyone’s responsibility If we are to continue to make Woodville the best place to live, work and play.
As I stated previously, the responsibility for the success of Woodville lies in the hands of each of us; and I accept that responsibility. I see success starting with open communication, transparency, and honesty. I want to be the voice of the citizens of our city. I want to represent your values, concerns, and issues. I have long been an advocate for doing the right thing – even when no one is watching. I have always tried to speak up for those whose voices aren’t always heard.
My experience in owning and operating a successful business, and currently (as well as previously) serving on the boards of several local civic organizations has prepared me to be able to make wise and sound decisions as it pertains to our city budget and finances. That same experience, along with my various volunteer endeavors, has also taught me the value in listening to what other have to say. I have learned over the years the skill of listening might possibly be the greatest asset one could possess. It has taught me that everyone has the right to be heard, and just because we may disagree, it does not mean we cannot put our differences aside and work together to reach the intended results.
I have learned over the years that sometimes you have to change your method in order to achieve your goals. Sometimes a new perspective is a welcome change. If you are looking for someone to bring a new perspective and be your voice, I am asking for your vote.