The idea of a disconnect between the major issues of our day and the workings of local government cuts both ways — dissuading people from seeking office and deterring people from voting. But this idea is only an illusion.
While your local village board may not be taking up abortion rights or gun control, we can promise that it is making decisions on things that affect you personally — your home, your business, your school or your neighborhood. If we could take just a fraction of the passion and commitment we see among our citizens and apply it to local government, our village elections would transform from humdrum to dynamic.
And that would really be something of which we can be proud.