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Chelan City Council candidate and 4th generation Chelan native, Rachael Goldie, is encouraging citizens to meet her at the Chelan Evening Farmers Market on Thursday, October 5th at 5:30 p.m. to connect and discuss ideas about Chelan and different citizen’s needs. She will also be greeting residents at the Johnson Avenue post office from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Mondays, October 23rd and 30th.
Twenty-eight year old Rachael Goldie grew up at poverty level with her two sisters in Chelan. With the help and hard work of her parents and the active Chelan community she made high school graduation a reality and moved on to a four year university. There she strived toward being the first person in her family to graduate from college. Her personal background paired with an education in Global Studies, Human Rights and Policy led her to serve underprivileged youth in Seattle as a College and Career Counselor while finishing her BA. She graduated on the Dean’s List at the University of Washington and after working with several other non-profits she decided to move back to her hometown and serve the community that raised her.
Since then she has volunteered with Chelan Earth Day Fair Group, HDCA, and is a current Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Vice Chair. She also works at The Vogue, Riverwalk Inn and has recently has started a bookkeeping company called Books on Point.
To prepare for her duties on City Council Rachael attends council every other Tuesday as well as Parks Board, Open Space Vision, and Planning Commission meetings.
Rachael believes that now is a crucial time to gather citizen input and work to maintain the aspects of Chelan residents plan to keep. On council she plans to be a driver for community outreach and to use critical and creative thinking skills to develop solutions for Chelan’s main issues. Her current goals include workforce housing, public lake access, and increasing the efficiency of our solid waste programs.
Rachael is inviting residents to meet with her at one of these venues to connect, share ideas and learn more about her campaign.
Ballots are out on October 20th and the Vote is on November 7th.
(By Rachael Goldie, Candidate for Chelan City Council)