Doug Menefee, fellow fiber blogger and the chamber's go to tech guy, has a guest editorial in today's Advertiser. It basically sings the praises of Mayor Durel. Fiber, our favorite topic, is a surprisingly minor note in the song. It's lauditory tone sets a sets off some sort of reflex in me, making me want to point out that there were at least some misteps. —The aborted moves to rename Lousiana and to cut meals on wheels come to mind. But, you know, both of those were things Durel was willing to back off of. Knowing when to fold 'em is a the trait of a good leader as well.
No, all in all, Doug is right on this one. We've been awfully lucky in Joey Durel. Certainly there'd be no fiber initiative without him and his upstanding style has been a pleasure to watch.
(I tried waiting for the online version of this essay but, oddly, there hasn't been one.)