Jasmine Dickhoff recently announced plans to seek a second term as Hoquiam Mayor. She said in a press release that a second term will focus around furthering economic growth, infrastructure improvements, strengthening public safety and improving the quality of life for all of the citizens of Hoquiam.
“In my first
Dickhoff notes that these values are reflected in a healthy budget for 2019-2020 which was proposed by the Mayor and adopted unanimously by the city council in the late winter of 2018. The budget provided for an additional police officer, a police records specialist position as well as a full time code enforcement officer to address derelict properties. The city has prioritized a strong partnership with the Hoquiam Beautification Committee which is in its inaugural year and will begin to highlight the city this summer.
“Recovering from challenging financial setbacks for a community takes a great deal of thoughtful planning and persistence. We have begun to recover and I want to be re-elected as Mayor to make sure this transition is a smooth and sustainable one.“
Dickhoff also serves on several local boards, she said in her statement, “as mayor I have sought to focus not only on strengthening the fundamentals of our
Dickhoff continued, “In addition to renovating the historic Timberland Regional Library I advocated for Hoquiam to ensure the library would not be shut down by its Board of Trustees, ensuring these resources stayed in the rural communities they were created to serve. Quality of life improvements moving forward will include aggressively seeking solutions to issues surrounded lack of affordable housing, homelessness
“As Sammy Davis Jr. once sang, ‘I want (us) to live. Not merely survive” in 2020 and beyond.’”