I have volunteered to serve on the Portage Park Levy Advisory Committee because I believe our parks provide great value to everyone in the community. In my role as a volunteer, I am providing advice about how to implement a successful levy campaign in support of the Portage Park District.
It's a privilege to serve with other volunteers who understand how important it is to support our parks, trails and preserves. These wonderful resources add to the overall quality of life that we enjoy, and they are also critical to our economic growth because they attract people to live and work in Portage County.
I think about the levy as an important investment in our community. An annual investment of $17.50 per $100,000 property value provides immeasurable returns for everyone as the Portage Park District works to protect our natural resources and ensure safe and enjoyable experiences in our parks.
Please vote "Yes" on Issue 10 on May 6.
Carol A. Cartwright, Kent