We asked: What is the best way to build strong ties across communities?
Providing an environment where people can listen and respond to each other with civility creates a culture of trust and builds ties among stakeholders. Encouraging and utilizing the strengths of a varied socio-economic, cultural, racial and transgender population, forges connections and allows for individuals to experience the joy of relationship and contribution to the success of the community. There is no substitute for people identifying with and caring for one another and the place(s) they share. While not always sharing the same opinion, Island City elected officials make decisions that support identified goals, push our economy forward and prove that “Life’s just better here!”