We see Brad as a listener who is oriented towards solutions. When one thinks of habits developed over a career, retired dentists such as Brad have a well-developed template of skill sets which will be valuable as a team member of a new, dynamic Council.
Successful dentists are good listeners, have an optimistic nature and are “people persons”. Dentists have medical science knowledge (for instance, detecting cancers as part of an examination), must successfully initiate and then finish the complex work they start on a patient, conduct research, take continuing education courses and run a business.
We have observed Brad’s research, starting months ago, on all aspects of City government. He has interviewed past and present city leadership and has met with many of us over the months regarding the issues that Manzanita homeowners care about. He always listens attentively and gives thoughtful insights as a conversation progresses.
Brad has the energy, enthusiasm and intelligence to be a dynamic team member and problem solver for our 2023 Council. He has a great sense of humor and, we think, a great perspective on life in Manzanita.
R. & S. Borgford