I am writing to encourage you to vote for Joan Hartmann for 3rd District Supervisor in the June election. I have had the pleasure of working with Joan while she served on our Homeowners Association Board of Directors as treasurer. Joan was responsible for establishing the annual budget, as well as working with the Financial Committee in the preparation of the Reserve Study, a document that assures that the community establishes financial reserves to meet all future monetary obligations. During her tenure on our board, she repeatedly demonstrated the ability to analyze problems quickly and craft solutions that were well reasoned and thoughtfully presented.
I also know Joan to be a person with a great love for the outdoors, and all its beauty. She has a heart for all God’s creatures, witnessed by the collection of rescue animals that she and husband, Jim, share their home with. As an example, when she learned that bee colonies were dying, she promptly studied up and then established a hive in her own back yard.
Joan lives in a semi-rural area and consequently understands the issues that both agricultural and urban neighborhoods face. She helped the residents of Buellton craft an ordinance establishing Urban Growth Boundaries, assuring orderly, managed growth in the city of Buellton for years to come, and saving surrounding agricultural land from urban pressures.
Joan’s many years of experience serving with non profit organizations, serving in academic environments, and serving in governmental environments both nationally and locally makes her the best qualified candidate for 3rd District Supervisor. I urge you to vote for Joan Hartmann for 3rd District County Supervisor.