Letter to the Editor: Endorsement of Desmond Elder for Truckee Tahoe Airport Board
October 26, 2010
I have known Desmond Elder from both professional and community endeavors, and because of his character, I strongly endorse him for the Truckee Tahoe Airport board. Desmond is an individual who puts his heart in everything he does and stands committed in doing his best for the sake of others. He is well organized and has tremendous success in implementing plans. I have seen these traits in action with his handling of positions on the Truckee Little League board. He listens to the opinions of others and acts on behalf of the larger sentiment of the group. This attribute will lend itself well with the airport board because there are many groups that need representation. He understands the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the airport yet knows of the financial importance the facility has to this area.
Desmond approaches the board position as an individual with no ties to the special interest groups or other entities. He simply wants what is best for the community and understands the intrinsic value the airport has to this region. He knows that the facility is a tremendous resource for the community and wants to improve it for the future while also acting on behalf of all concerned citizens as to how it is connected to this area. This is where he will excel and act for the greater cause. Because Desmond is thoroughly entrenched in this community as a leader, a pilot trainee and a father, I believe that he will be fully committed to the position and because or his upstanding character will be the best possible choice in the upcoming election for the Truckee Tahoe Airport board.