Letter to the Editor: Daviess County’s greatest resource is community

October 5, 2022 | 12:02 am

Updated October 4, 2022 | 9:35 pm

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As candidate for county commissioner, I enjoy telling people my ideas for two reasons. First, many politicians like my opponent say whatever they think will get them elected. Second, politicians don’t understand the plight of today’s families and what it’s like to build a life in this world for Gen Xers, millennials, and younger generations.  People tell me my ideas are what’s needed. 

Ideas like expanding throughout Daviess County access to mental healthcare and affordable childcare, strengthening unions, and offering novel approaches to public safety in Daviess County.

And they say it comes off as refreshing – because it’s what’s needed and yet no one talks about them. 

Then they ask: How do you plan on achieving them?

With our counties greatest asset: a uniquely strong sense of community.  If you were to ask me what the most important resource is the Daviess County Fiscal Court has in its arsenal in action, it’s community in droves.

We are concerned for our neighbor. We want to be involved with the lives of each other. We have a strong sense of the social contract. Many of us realize that for what short time we have on earth, life is richer with other people involved. This is how we find our purposes in life – myself included.

As county commissioner, I’d sponsor county legislation to establish committees of stakeholders chartered with addressing specific questions and bringing them into the same room to see where people are falling through the cracks or where tactical investment can be made. Change isn’t about large reform – it’s about the small actions. 

Of course, everyone is invited to participate.

Written by
Tyler Sagardoy

October 5, 2022 | 12:02 am

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