October 5, 2007 in Idaho

Alexander promises to be voice of the people

By The Spokesman-Review
 

At a glance

Name: Angela Alexander

Age: 48

Occupation: Owns two small local businesses – About Business Solutions and The Coffee Cottage

Experience: Former Post Falls Chamber of Commerce CEO; member of Post Falls’ City Center steering committee; involved with the board of directors for a consortium of 21 business owners

Angela Alexander said one of her strengths is being a good communicator. And if she’s elected in November to the new four-year seat on the Post Falls City Council, she will kick that skill into overdrive.

Average citizens are often reluctant to express their civic opinions, she said, so she’ll make it a point to connect with a cross-section of residents to find out what they’re thinking.

“I think there’s just not enough avenues to offer their opinions or avenues for people to feel their opinions are going to be listened to,” said Alexander, a Post Falls resident for nine years and a Kootenai County resident for 14.

If elected, she promises to bring constituents’ perspectives to the council’s attention.

“I want to bring the voice of the people to City Council,” Alexander said.

“Communication is first and foremost. It makes everything else easier,” she said of the political process.

“I’d bring an open-minded perspective. I do not have a personal agenda … and I’m willing to go with the majority.”

In her two years as CEO of the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, she strived to ensure “decisions were fair and informed,” she said.

Her background in management, marketing and sales will also be assets if she’s elected, she said.

Top on her list of considerations is ensuring Post Falls manages its growth.

“Before we grow any bigger, we’ve got to look at our infrastructure … to make sure it’s adequate,” Alexander said.

Along those lines, she said creation of a corridor to link both sides of town is “a huge issue.”

“We need to find ways to connect the north and the south of town that would work for everybody,” Alexander said.

She’s said she’s well aware of the demands that would be placed on her as a councilwoman.

“You have to put in a lot of time, and I’m willing to do it. I’ll be devoted to this position. I know what I’m getting myself into,” Alexander said.

She believes she’s a good choice for a seat because she’s dedicated, honest and determined.

“New blood is good,” she said.


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