SJ - Monmouth resident grateful to Rep. Evans for water-crisis forum

On July 10, I attended the Water Crisis Roundtable Forum at Salem Electric, which was organized by Rep. Paul Evans.

Although I do not live in Salem, (but in Monmouth), I grew deeply concerned during the recent Salem water crisis about our local community's ability to manage a crisis or natural disaster that impacted not only our water supply, but our transportation, power access, etc.

I was very impressed by the event that Rep. Evans organized. There was a panel of experts that not only discussed Salem's response to the water crisis, but tips for preparing for future potential disasters, including the possibility of the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

I left with valuable knowledge and reassurance about our local community emergency response teams and other emergency officials. Most of all, I was reminded of why I have continued to put my support behind Rep. Evans.

He is a dedicated leader who has the concerns of our community at heart. He did a strong job facilitating the expert panel and assuring that all citizens' voices present were heard and respected. The information shared was valuable to all who attended.

Marie LeJeune
Monmouth

 

Originally Published 5:15 p.m. PDT July 17, 2018

Updated 5:17 p.m. PDT July 17, 2018

Reprinted from the Statesman Journal on June 20th