Citizens of Ferndale, I urge you to log on to Cathy Watson’s website (www.cathywatson.us) prior to receiving your ballots in mid-October. I believe her qualifications for the position of mayor of our city will impress you as you explore her work history with NASA Johnson Space Center, the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy Reserves, middle school teacher and Ferndale City Council member. Cathy was selected as the Volunteer of the Year 2014 by the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce. Her commitment to our kids is evidenced by her membership on the Ferndale School District Graduation Advisory Committee and STEP committee working to reduce violence in the schools, her volunteerism with the Vista Middle School Girls Robotics Club, her involvement with the Boys and Girls Club and the Ferndale Library. Cathy wrote the grant for the $5,000 from Whatcom Community Foundation to establish the Ferndale Children’s Summer Theater Camp, which was a huge success. She obtained grant money from the Washington State Art’s Commission to grow and improve the Art in the Park annual event. Cathy is past president and current secretary of the Ferndale Kiwanis and served on the boards of the Pacific Highlands HOA and the Ferndale Public Market. Cathy has financed her own campaign and is not financially obligated to any person or interest group. Ferndale deserves the best possible leadership. Please vote Cathy Watson for mayor.