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Letter | Debbie Bertlin for MI City Council

I was thrilled to read last week that Debbie Bertlin has entered the race for City Council. Debbie would be a huge asset to the Council. Mercer Island citizens would really benefit by having her on board.

Debbie is smart, quick, systematic and balanced in her opinions. She knows how to get things done and can be quite tenacious when she has a project to complete.

Debbie has already contributed quite a bit to our community and I know she would do a lot more as a member of the City Council. I have watched Debbie single-handedly pull together a neighborhood and persevere with the city over a period of several years to improve pedestrian safety and traffic-calming in one of the Island neighborhoods. Debbie has also worked with the MI Parks Dept. and the Mercer Island Preschool Association to improve playground equipment in some of our parks. There are probably many more things she has done that I don’t even know about. But the point is: Debbie is actively engaged in our community and does a lot to benefit us all.

Debbie grew up on Mercer Island and has worked all over the world for Microsoft and for various consulting companies. She has seen and done a lot, but she has returned here to the Island to raise her family and to be near her parents again. She values Mercer Island as her home and is committed to working actively to enhance our community for children, seniors and everyone in between.

If she were elected to the City Council, I know that Debbie would work effectively and fairly to bring about the right decisions for our community now and in the future.

Sarah Ford

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