Last night, I had the chance to attend Ucon’s monthly City Council meeting. I left thinking that the folks in Ucon are very lucky.
A lot of governing isn’t exciting. It’s the day-to-day stuff most of us don’t think about happening behind the scenes. From dealing with questions about a commercial kennel ordinance to discussing proposed maintenance for one of the city wells, I listened as Ucon’s mayor and council members worked their way through the agenda.
They asked thoughtful questions. They made practical decisions. They weighed their options against the needs of their community. It wasn’t exciting, but it was inspiring to see how people can come together and serve.
So, my thanks to Mayor Sturman and to Council Members Maughan, Campell, McDonald, and Brasier. It was a great meeting, and I appreciated the chance to see them in action.
What happens in our local and state government plays a role in our day-to-day lives. I respect that responsibility and promise to take the example I saw in Ucon and apply it in the Idaho House.