Hinds the right person for the job

To the Editor:

Although my wife and I reside in Springcreek Township, it is our sincere hope that voters in the City of Piqua elect Kathryn “Kazy” Hinds as their next 5th Ward commissioner and mayor of our wonderful city.

Since arriving in Piqua over seven years ago, Kazy has acted as a catalyst in making Piqua the best it can be. As pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, she has truly put her faith into action throughout the community. Whether chairing safety service or library levies, enhancing parks, chairing the group Citizens for a Better Piqua or organizing 5K runs, she exhibits selfless energy and strives to bring the entire community together regardless of location, race or creed.

Kazy is fully committed to working with city officials, residents and others to see the riverfront redevelopment project to fruition, ensure the importance of safety for our children through the “Safe Routes to School” program and addressing hot button issues such as the use of heroin in Piqua. She recent wrote an article “Waging War Against Heroin” that appeared in the Piqua Daily Call.

She exudes positive energy and shares sentiments of Peter Kageyama, author of “For The Love of Cities,” whose workshop in June, focused on four things vital to building a great city: functionality and safety, comfort, conviviality and, lastly, “it must be fun.”

To Kazy, a playful city is a better city and more unified city. A city that can play together will stay together. On Nov. 3, please be sure to mark Hinds on the ballot as your choice as both 5th Ward commissioner and mayor. Vote for both. Your vote counts in every ward no matter where you live.

— William F. Semanie