I keep hearing over and over from frustrated county employees that feel that my opponent has not been a good communicator with them. From my experience on the Ham Lake City Council I know firsthand how important it is to be able to have good communication with the employees. Communication is one vital tool that can make an organization strong or, if not utilized, tear it down. Improving communication between departments and individuals is a daily job, as this skill must be practiced and used by all levels of management in all situations to have best practices trickle down so every employee communicates comfortably and confidently. One of the best ways to show that an organization is serious about communication is to implement or encourage employees to utilize an open-door policy. When there is an issue or a concern, employees should feel comfortable going to county commissioner to discuss their concerns. I will make it a priority to get to know the staff and their concerns!