Alishia Topper is a clear choice in the race for Vancouver City Council, Position 2, and The Columbian’s Editorial Board recommends that voters support her re-election campaign.
As always, this is merely a recommendation. The Columbian trusts that voters will examine the candidates and the issues before casting an informed ballot.
With Topper, such an examination will reveal a city councilor who has been at the forefront of efforts to relieve a growing homeless problem and who has developed into a strong leader with a sharp understanding of her community.
Over the years, Topper has worked with Share, Columbia Credit Union, Vancouver Public Schools and The Historic Trust. Recently, she was hired as property tax manager for Clark County, with Treasurer Doug Lasher saying, “Alishia brings a strong set of skills and experience that will help Clark County continue to provide excellence in public service.”
This is not meant solely to repeat Topper’s résumé, but it is designed to point out the various ways in which she has served the community. The breadth of her experience has brought her in touch with various charitable, educational and governmental services and has helped her develop a deep knowledge of the issues facing the city and the region.