I have known Litha Berger since 2002 when I worked with her on a continuing care facility that was proposed by one of my clients for Marco Island. Litha was the professional consultant on the project having spent her career working with assisted and independent living facilities. Unfortunately for the Island, that facility was never completed as many of our residents have expressed a desire to be able to continue to live on the Island even when they need assistance and cannot live alone. In the last 12 years that I have known and dealt with Litha I have found her to be very compassionate and concerned with Marco’s future as well as involved in our community. In addition she is reliable, honest and will seek out and be open to different opinions before making decisions. We are fortunate this year to have a good selection of candidates running for the three open seats, but one criteria should be diversity and having a woman back on the Marco Island City Council would be a good way to give more of our Islanders representation. Litha clearly will be an asset to the City Council and should be one of your choices when you vote.