To the Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board:
We wish to thank you for the opportunity to serve as community representatives on the Editorial Board. What a fun way to learn more about the community and the nuts and bolts of how things get "done, undone and debated." The editorial staff at the Pilot is very knowledgeable about the issues, and they do their homework before tackling any opinion. For anyone who is interested, it is not a big commitment - you meet every Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a four-month term - but the in-depth knowledge you gain and perspective of both sides of the issues are worth it. The Editorial Board brings in various guest speakers to provide background and insight to the group so they have the tools they need before anything goes to print. If you want a chance to debate community issues and have your voice heard or those of the groups you represent, this is a great volunteer position. It is an intimate group, there are a lot of laughs, and you may even get a great doughnut every now and then.
Gail Smith and Paul Hughes
Editorial Board community representatives, February to May 2009