To the editor,
We enthusiastically support Laurie Rieb in her run to be the next mayor of Lakeville. For fifteen years we have called Lakeville home and consider it to be a great place to live and to have raised our daughters. Our family has enjoyed the many amenities this community has to offer including the fabulous parks and trail system, beaches, Lakeville Area Arts Center and many community events. For just over the same amount of time, Laurie Rieb has been working tirelessly serving the residents of Lakeville as a volunteer and in city government to make sure that this community stays this way.
Laurie is a great communicator who works hard and is a skillful problem solver. She consistently and successfully works with others to build consensus and negotiate common sense solutions.
As a member of the Planning Commission from 1995 to 2000, she played a significant role in creating the vision of this city as Lakeville grew from a small town to growing suburb. While serving as a City Council member from 2000 to 2012, she played key roles in managing the rapid growth of Lakeville, leading to the viable community we enjoy today.
Having known and worked with Laurie for many years, we know that she demonstrates strong character, high integrity and has a positive attitude. She is respectful of others and is not afraid to bring people together to resolve conflict or differences of opinion when it occurs. Lakeville has consistently been ranked among the best places to live in the United States, most recently noted in Money Magazine's top 100 "Best Places to Live" and we agree. Please join us in voting for Laurie Rieb for Mayor on Nov. 6. We know that with her experience, vision and leadership, Lakeville will remain a great place to live.
Chris and Dan Pommerenke, Lakeville