I govern my own behaviour to ensure that my actions reflect my words. I listen, I respect others, I consider all suggestions/options presented, and I speak clearly so that there is no need to interpret my words.
I have a sense of humour and do not hesitate to provoke laughter instead of anger when the situations get tense.
Last week I went to our lawyer with my co-executor of my father’s will. I researched the Estate Administration Tax, found the forms and completed draft copies. I brought files on everything we have done since Dad died on September 1st. as well as all the documents we needed. The lawyer said he had never before had a client come to him so well prepared.
My role as a regional councillor will be performed just as thoroughly. I will do all possible research; keep track of what is done and why; and readily provide that information to all constituents. I listen.