- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
Following a fairly tumultuous month in which a resolution was passed stripping Candice Quinn Kelly of the authority to conduct her job as president of the Charles County commissioners, I am pleased that, recently, another resolution was passed to correct this error and restore Kelly’s fiscal authority.
It is also reassuring that the commissioners agreed upon independent mediation to solve their differences in a private forum, so they can get back to the business of serving Charles County.
Like the entire state, Charles County is facing a number of challenges. Not only is it suffering from a severe budget crisis, but the landscape is changing quickly. We elected Kelly to serve on the board of commissioners as president and guide us through these difficult times and changes. We expressly gave her the authority that comes with the full-time job and over the last year and a half, Kelly has served us well.
She has kept the county running efficiently and has led the board in coming together toward policies that have positively impacted our workforce, our families and our children.
I commend our five commissioners and urge them to continue working to solve these challenges as a team.
Vance T. Ayres, Camp Springs
The writer is the a executive secretary-treasurer of the Washington, D.C., Building Trades Council.