Letter to the Editor
Thank you McKenzie Community
January 19, 2023 | View PDF
I wish to thank my McKenzie Community for the Man of the Year Award recently bestowed on me. I am truly honored for the distinction and the kind words of many.
I would also like to congratulate all the other very deserving gentlemen and ladies receiving votes. Lacey Joy, whom I am particularly proud of, well deserves her Woman of the Year honor. Too, the Leaburg Store, owned and operated by Jon and Jerri Jo Payne, is a deserving choice of Business of the Year.
As with the individuals recognized, many thanks go out to the other fine, hard-working businesses recognized for their services to the McKenzie River Community. I truly believe it takes a dedicated team to achieve desirable accomplishments and great results.
There are many folks in this wonderful and unique McKenzie River Valley that contribute their time (and a half) and efforts to make our Community a special place to live and be proud of. Thank you for the opportunity to work and play with all of you.
Together, we will rebuild, recover and I feel, continue to honor our McKenzie heritage.