Letters to the Editor: Support for ‘supermom’ in school board election

May 2021 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community, People, School

We wholeheartedly endorse Melissa Seifer Briggs for Silver Falls School Board. Melissa is an experienced attorney, most recently with the Oregon Judicial Department, and a Silverton native. She and her husband, David Briggs, have five young children, ages 12 to 3. Melissa is devoted to all children, especially those who may be disadvantaged or at risk. The depth and breadth of her experience with public schools is so impressive – Melissa is all in when it comes to students.

Melissa brings important legal expertise to the board, and has a long track record of volunteerism in the district. Her leadership on the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee and as president of the Mark Twain Parent Teacher Club are just two examples of her involvement. When there is a need, Melissa is the first to step up. Silver Falls School District will be incredibly fortunate to benefit from Melissa’s skill set, experience and perspective.

Melissa’s priorities for our school district include:

• A safe return to full-time school, including facility upgrades

• Hiring and retaining diverse staff

• Equity in programming and resources

• Transparent decision-making and effective communication

• Common-ground, common-sense, and fiscally minded solutions

We are thrilled to vote for Melissa Seifer Briggs for Silver Falls School Board on May 18th – please join us in supporting her! 

Sarah DeSantis & Matt Plummer, Ken Hector, Ethan & Bri Hupp, Dr. Ray & Loretta Kaser,Gail Little-Frassenei, Dr. Tom & April Newton, Jackie (Jackson) Renoud,
Dr. Rodney Orr & Dr. Shandra Greig, Colin & Erin Scott, Annie Smith, Mike & Whitney Ulven

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