Dear Editor:

The City of Moab has taken several steps forward in its recent hires. I have heard only positive comments about the new chief of police. Personally, I like the positive focus he has – the kudos he hands out to deserving officers and the reporting of their professionalism. I had been hoping for several months that we would somehow entice David Everitt to stay on as city manager, so I was happy when he decided to do so. We also have a new communications person, and who could be better than a former journalist, a person with skills already in place for dealing with the media?

With many difficult decisions ahead for Moab, I think we are headed in the right direction. Thanks to all of you who have taken an active role in these changes.