A couple of years ago, just prior to relocating from Seattle, I learned about the Community Build’s project to build shelters and villages for homeless people here. I participated in the …
A couple of years ago, just prior to relocating from Seattle, I learned about the Community Build’s project to build shelters and villages for homeless people here. I participated in the inaugural day of building and was moved by their compassion and have been participating ever since as the project manager.
At the time there was nothing in place for the villages beyond the commitment to making a difference for our unhoused neighbors. This is when I first learned of Greg Brotherton’s efforts as a commissioner to get an emergency ordinance passed that would allow Peter’s Place, our first village in Port Hadlock, to be built.
During the completion of our second village, Pat’s Place in Port Townsend, I was contacted by Kathy Morgan from OlyCAP about taking on the duties of site supervisor for the conversion of raw land on the parcel purchased by the county on Mill Road. Now the Caswell-Brown transitional housing facility.
Greg Brotherton’s part in orchestrating the relocation of homeless people from the fairgrounds to this parcel is as noteworthy as his passion and commitment to providing the most basic security and services for our most vulnerable community members.
During this time I have come to know the overarching need for reimagining our urban plan to provide affordable housing for service people, of all stripes. This is a crisis for ours and so many other communities in this country.
Greg is running for re-election and I endorse his candidacy wholeheartedly.
Housing challenges concern ALL of us and will largely determine the storied texture of Port Townsend’s future. Let’s keep our town livable, for ALL of us, by keeping Greg at work for all of us.
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