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Morgan and Osler For Lewes City Council

By Jim Sleasman | May 04, 2014

Lewes is a charming, historic fishing village and beach community that today attracts many tourists and new residents to share and enjoy all that it has to offer. Whether one has lived here five years or 50 years, we are all here for the same reason; we cherish the Lewes charm and way of life and wish to protect it. It is a small town, relatively speaking, yet it has attracted, as well as raised, many dedicated, caring, concerned, and capable individuals who have made Lewes what it is today, and who will continue to protect, maintain and guide our town into a period of change and challenges.

I have the distinct pleasure to know Mr. Rob Morgan and Ms. Bonnie Osler. I have known Rob for over two years, and worked closely with him on the Lewes Homeowners Association. He is a true gentleman, intelligent, capable, excellent listener, team player, and highly motivated to do his very best for Lewes. He is a man who will not only propose an idea, but also will follow up with a cogent plan and personally participate in implementing and executing it. He walks the walk. I have admired his approach on many of the issues that now confront our town, specifically in his role on the Lewes Planning Commission, and as the treasurer of the LHA. He gathers all the facts, and assesses them in a logical, unbiased manner before proposing a solution. His talent, attitude and ability comprise the necessary skill set that is a requisite for performing effectively on the city council. In my opinion, it would be difficult to find a more capable and motivated individual to serve our town.

Bonnie, during her two years on the city council, has manifested an excellent grasp of the issues, and the costs and benefits associated with them. She is realistic, and states the issues factually, without hyperbole or subjectivity. She works well with others, is very outgoing, and exhibits a desire to learn the facts surrounding each issue as completely and thoroughly as possible prior to rendering a decision. Her analytical and management skills are quite obvious to me, as well as the vast majority of Lewes residents. As a present city council member, she is approachable, she listens, and she follows through, and communicates well with residents. There is no doubt that Bonnie should continue on and continue to enhance the effectiveness of the Lewes City Council. She has, and will, continue to serve us magnanimously!

So as we stand on the threshold of the doorway to the tumultuous future, we would be extremely fortunate to have both these individuals help lead the way on the city council. I am impressed with the management style of these individuals, and I know you will be too, once they take their respective seats in the council chambers.

Mayor Ford will no longer be at the helm, but his adroit and capable successor, Mr. Ted Becker, will guide us on the right course. I would just like, in closing, to give a special thanks to Mayor Ford for his years of dedication and service to our community. We were so very fortunate to have him serve as our mayor and for all the accomplishments he and the city council have achieved.

Jim Sleasman
Pilottown Village and Lewes

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