This letter is in support of Chuck Wright for Mill Creek City Council position 4. I am the senior accountant and grant writer for the city of Redmond, and I have known Chuck Wright for over 20 years. There have been a lot of positive things said about Chuck Wright’s leadership abilities and his long community involvement with the city of Mill Creek, but I wish to tell you about Chuck Wright’s fiscal abilities.
While Chuck Wright was working for the State of Washington’s Division of Community Corrections, he and one other supervisor were asked to develop the first budget that was not created in Olympia. When the task was completed, his regional administrator was very impressed with the $40 million dollar budget these two supervisors developed.
After serving this state honorably for 30 years, Chuck retired in 1999. Two years ago Mark Bond, one of our Mill Creek police officers, had a traumatic accident. To help the Bond family through their ordeal, both Chuck Wright and Washington State Patrol Sgt. John Lovick brought our community together and within four hours these two leaders helped to raise over $10,000.
After the sudden passing away of the directress of Family and Friends of Violent Crime Victims, a non-profit organization, Chuck was appointed interim executive director. He helped to stabilize the organization and give it direction. He also wrote a federal grant and his work paid off, since Family and Friends of Violent Crime Victims was awarded an $86,000 grant.
Like a lot of you, I am proud to know Chuck Wright and I am voting for him for Mill Creek City Council Position 4, because he is a thinker, a planner and knows how to prepare budgets and to stay within his budget.