To the editor:

On June 29, we handed over to Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski more than 3,000 petition signatures in our effort to vote to expand the Leavenworth County Commission from three to five members.

Many good people have supported our efforts to add a yes/no question to the November 2018 ballot. 

To all the petition carriers, we could not have done this without you.Your dedication has really made a difference. 

If you have had friends and acquaintances carry sheets for you, please thank them very much.

Now, the next step is to come up with a plan to educate the public on why they should vote yes in November. 

The education committee has already jumped into action, so if you are interested in helping with this next step, send us a message at 

I am in awe of Leavenworth County residents. They are showing other communities how to get things done. First, no Tyson in Tongie and now with Give Me Five.I am truly grateful for your support.