I confidently endorse re-electing Salim Nice to the Mercer Island City Council, Position 2. In his time as a council member, I’ve witnessed firsthand how Salim is able to understand and translate the concerns of our community into thoughtful and effective policies that benefit us all. We are lucky to have him working on our behalf.

Councilmember Nice is an asset to our community – his tireless efforts have ensured that our parks, schools and community are safe, and that MIYFS has remained supported throughout one of the most challenging years our City has ever faced. Re-electing Salim Nice is critical in keeping Mercer Island a wonderful place to live for families.

Councilmember Salim Nice is dedicated to preserving the safe, small-town feel of Mercer Island, while also using his business experience to ensure that Mercer Island manages limited resources in a transparent and accountable way. We enthusiastically endorse his re-election so that MI remains a great place to raise a family.

Salim’s passion for Mercer Island motivates his sound and principled leadership on the council. I voted for him in 2018 to lead us through some of the toughest challenges we face. Salim’s experience on issues such as transportation, zoning, and budgets will continue to serve our community and that is why he has earned my vote again.

 

I have had the great pleasure of working with Salim on the Mercer Island Arts Council and am happy to vote for him in this next election. As City Council liaison to the Arts Council, Salim has been a fervent supporter of our island arts community and an instrumental driver of programs and policies that aim to better our community through arts and culture. He is an asset to our community – I support Salim!

 

Mercer Island has benefitted from Salim’s unique ability to understand the complex issues we face and his unwavering commitment to sound, data-driven public policy decisions. His thoughtful, collaborative leadership on our city council will be needed more than ever in the years ahead.

 

I look forward to continuing to work alongside Councilmember Nice to address the many and complex issues which continually arise to challenge our City. The range and depth of his knowledge of the City’s operations and finances and the calm, selfless and reasoned leadership he continuously provides are the paradigm of public service.

 

Salim has been an outstanding addition to the Council by bringing a data-driven and principled approach to the significant issues that we have had over the past several years. Without Salim’s remarkable financial acumen and strategy, we would have likely been in a much more difficult place.

 

Salim brought a valuable new perspective to the island, which helped us drive priorities within the City. He delivered tremendous value by adding an element of serious analysis to some of the most difficult issues we have faced in decades. I appreciate that Salim is willing to help the City navigate out of its tough financial position and into a brighter future.