Letter: Former mayor endorses Matthew Fox

Letter: Former mayor endorses Matthew Fox

To the editor:

Edina always will be a special place to live and raise families. I have been proud to call Edina home for 45 years, and I know that a special attribute of Edina is community members who selflessly serve our city and our children. I enjoyed my time on the Edina School Board and on the Edina City Council, including the honor of being Edina’s mayor, and I know how especially important it is to elect individuals who have a sincere dedication to service and doing what is best for our city.

Matthew Fox is the right kind of leader, and he has my full support. In getting to know Matthew, I was highly impressed with his professional background, which I believe would be highly beneficial to the Edina School Board. I wanted to make sure I understood how his approach would work in Edina. I challenged Matthew to see if he has the patience to address issues that take time to reach resolution.

Matthew provided convincing examples of working through culture change and planning scenarios as head of strategy at a pharmaceutical company in the Twin Cities. I asked Matthew about his commitment to our school district’s mission, and he affirmed that he wants all families to enjoy the same experience his two young children have had in the Edina Early Learning Center. Matthew’s approach to governance and his great desire to listen and learn from our community will bring a strong and understanding voice to the Edina School Board.

I ask that you to join me in voting for Matthew Fox and supporting him in his bid to join the Edina School Board. His experience and steady style of leadership will provide exceptional guidance to our administration resulting in an unsurpassed environment for all of our students.

Dennis Maetzold