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Letter to the Editor: Vote Hetherington, Wallace, Van Berkem for airport board

The Tahoe Truckee Airport District Board of Directors has a successful track record in our community. The Board leadership had the vision to acquire Waddle Ranch in the flight corridors in the Martis Valley.

The community benefits from this acquisition with wonderful hiking trails and maintains fire protection management. More recently the Board stepped up and help fund the Tahoe City Golf Course, and at the same time acquiring space for an emergency landing space for helicopters.

The Board has responded to the needs of the community, they have listened to us and the Airport is a local resource we can be proud of.

Since $4 million of our local property taxes goes to the Airport we want them to be good stewards and good neighbors. They have been both. Board members don’t need to be pilots; they need to be informed, interactive and inclusive. This slate is all of that and more.

Tom Van Berkem and Mary Hetherington deserve re-election, they have done a fine job. Newcomer Lisa Wallace is a known leader in our community and I believe she will make a fine Board member.

I urge voters to support Tom Van Berkem, Mary Hetherington and Lisa Wallace for election to the Tahoe Truckee Airport District Board.

Theresa May Duggan

Tahoe Vista

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