Ron Sims, Local Hero

I’m jazzed to read this in the Seattle Times today, an article about how Ron Sims, King County Executive, is finally getting the attention he deserves for his views on the environment.

Ron Sims has been actively involved in a bunch of projects from green housing to water treatment and levees that many can criticize but few pay positive attention to–not sexy, not high visibility–but the ones I’ve been watching have been a methodical process of making his own vision of a cleaner, more environmentally responsible community a reality.

This guy actually tries to do something about what he believes in, and he’s finally, finally getting some good attention for it. Sure, it’s always easy to criticize people who are out ahead of the crowd, especially if they have to work with lots and lots of different gov orgs that require lots and lots of concessions to get the bus down the road. But overall, I’m glad he’s in the driver’s seat.

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