Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Trust Pipe, Higgins

Centre County residents have been fortunate to have Michael Pipe as a county commissioner.

He has proven to be a committed, thoughtful and approachable representative. His goal of government transparency was the impetus for his push to redesign the county website and make it more accessible. Pipe has proven that he will demand accountability in local government and he will engage in difficult discussions with tact, professionalism and respect.

We feel that Mark Higgins will complement Pipe’s goal-oriented governing style. Higgins is also open-minded and prioritizes community initiatives. He has more than 30 years of experience as a business turnaround expert and has created and saved hundreds of Centre County jobs.

These two men will work together to create a professional and accountable Board of Commissioners that is both transparent and responsive to the public. We trust that they as a team will bring integrity and respectability to Centre County government as they negotiate the necessary process to transition through current conflicts and guide county officials back to effective and ethical governance.

Dagmar and Nigel Wilson