Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
I believe what makes a city a community is the quality and character of its citizens. I have lived in Casa Grande for the past 54 years and during that time Casa Grande has been blessed with stable city government. The city's elected officials and its employees speak volumes to their dedication. Besides those individuals directly involved in the operations of our city, there are a countless number of individuals who volunteer their time and knowledge to make our community great, i.e. boards, commissions and various committees.
Many times after individuals leave elected office, their community involvement tapers off. (No judgment intended here.) One person who I feel exemplifies the type of citizen that helps make Casa Grande a community is David Snider. After leaving office, he donates his time and talents by serving as a member of the Against Abuse advisory board, Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission, Casa Grande Elementary School District board, was just elected chair of the Pinal Groundwater Users Advisory Council, member of the Pinal County Water Augmentation Authority and the Pinal Stakeholder Group. Perhaps I missed a few, but in any event, I feel Casa Grande is lucky to have community members such as David.