Mike Sink - Maple Leaf
"When faced with a problem regarding a neigborhood park in Maple Leaf, we turned to The Dept. of Neigborhoods. That's where we met Ed Pottharst. Not only did he steer us to the correct contacts in City Departments, Ed personally got involved. Within a few days, we had answers and action. I have never met another civil servant so dedicated to finding real solutions for real problems. When Ed brings his energy and ideas to the County Council, he will achieve results."
Kitty Harmon - Magnolia
"It was my good fortune to work with Ed Pottharst when I was heading up a Neighborhood Matching Fund project, and also as a trustee of the Magnolia Community Club. He’s a creative thinker, and a kind, conscientious, solution-oriented leader. Plus, he rides his bike to meetings—how better to be in touch with neighborhoods? What a delight it is to find someone as effective as Ed in city government."
Jean Sundborg-Uptown (Queen Anne)
"Our neighborhood has a neighborhood center thanks to the way Ed Pottharst represented our neighborhood plan recommendations for a gathering place. He led a team that negotiated the terms to lease a building in the heart of our (Uptown) neighborhood. Our neighborhood center provides offices and meeting space for more than 20 civic, non-profits, and service organizations."