Sierra Club Statement:
We interviewed Navarra, asking her a number of questions regarding important environmental issues facing Port Angeles residents. We were impressed with her responses and strong commitment to the environment, particularly her urgency in addressing climate change. Here's what she had to say:
"I have been fortunate to have a lifelong connection with environmental issues and organizations, including working for two land trusts, which brought me to Washington State. Additionally, both of my parents worked for environmental organizations and they helped instill in me a deep connection to and appreciation for our environment. I grew up lobbying for environmental policies with my dad, and he once told me that the work I’ve done regarding other issues hinges on having a livable planet. I’ve taken these words to heart, because I think they point out the interconnectedness of many social issues with environmental issues, and speaks to the urgent nature of working to solve our human made climate crisis. "
I am running for a second term on the Port Angeles City Council to continue my commitment to serving all residents of Port Angeles. As both the youngest member of City Council and the only renter, I try to serve as a voice for people otherwise not represented in our local government. My vision of Port Angeles - the vision I’ve used as guiding principles over these past few years - is one where every person is treated with dignity and respect, where our community shows up for one another with compassion when a neighbor is struggling, and where everyone has a safe and affordable place to live. I love Port Angeles - that’s why I actively work to make it better. Four years ago I ran because I wanted to see positive change and I’ve spent my time on the City Council dedicated to building a Port Angeles that works for everyone and is a resilient community where we can all live, work, and play.
Navarra is serving her first term on the Port Angeles City Council and is a third year law student at Seattle University School of Law. Navarra served two years in AmeriCorps and then worked in administration and finance for local nonprofits. Currently, Navarra serves as a board member for the North Olympic Development Council and the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.
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