This letter is written to inform the voters of Washington County that there is a candidate for county commissioner that embodies leadership. She has the degree, the experience, and has put into action her leadership qualifications. That candidate is Peg Littler. A resident of Marietta for over 40 years, much of Littler's time has been spent in a leadership role of one kind or another. In 1971, Littler began her experience as an educator at Washington County Career Center as a Business Education instructor continuing in that position until 1984. Her leadership experience would continue in the education area for the next 23 years as she was job placement coordinator for special needs students at Washington County Career Center (1985-1990); assistant principal, Washington County Career Center (1990-1998); drop-out recovery specialist for Jobs for Ohio Graduates (1998-2003); grant coordinator for Warren Local School District (2004-2008). During these years, Littler found the time to build her leadership qualifications by completing the Marietta Chamber of Commerce Telesis Leadership Program (1998); earning a master's degree from Marietta College in liberal arts/organizational leadership (1990); being a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador (1987-1990); being a United Way volunteer (1990); being elected to and serving as a member of the Marietta City Schools Board of Education (1999-2003); being a member of Noon Lions Club (1999-2003).
From 2008-2009, Littler was an employment specialist with Pathways - Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities; from 2009-2012, she served as educational coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County; 2010-present, Littler is vice president/secretary for the Harmar Community Center board of directors.
It would seem that a person with the wealth of leadership and experience that Littler possesses would be an excellent person to hold the office of county commissioner for Washington County. To learn more about Littler, and to hear her views in her own words, plan on attending a Meet and Greet scheduled for Oct. 13, beginning at 4 p.m., in Masonic Park. This event will include food, fun and lots of one-on-one time with candidate Littler. Voting is a privilege that holds within itself the responsibility to be informed - this event is that opportunity to become an informed voter.
Mary Ann Von Ville