The Things You Learn About Your Candidate
Recently a gentleman named Bruce emailed the campaign asking whether Walt ever lived in Annapolis. I replied that he had a long time ago. Bruce wrote back to thank me for confirming what he’d suspected: that Walt had coached his swim team in the late sixties. He sent along a link to a site of his about that swim team and others, and it included the photo below: That’s Walt with...
A Musical Tribute to Theresa Hoover
Just got back from the Theresa Hoover tribute at the Town Center. Several fantastic musicians from the area played, including Claudia Burson and Jonathan Story. There was dinner (chicken) and wine (reasonable). Dr. Margaret Clark presided over the ceremonies and sat at our—or, I should say, Walt’s—table, along with Marilyn Heifner, Diana Gonzales Worthen, and two members of...
Musings on the Campaign Trail
Working on a campaign is a lot of fun (and hard work). I see why more young people get involved in political campaigns. You meet all kinds of people, you travel around, you hear “privileged” information. You’re in the on the news reel as it happens. You are texting stuff that you hear and see (older folk have gotten into texting, thanks to the blackberry’s QWERTY...
Walt on MySpace →
Walt’s everywhere online: MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, Vox, LinkedIn….
Roll with the Punches
Things almost never go as planned. When the Green Heart Initiative officially launched about two weeks ago, the five collection points were supposed to have both a bin for glass and a bin for all other recyclables. Roll Off Service (the waste management firm involved in the pilot) was unable to deliver the bins for glass on the launch date because the custom paint on the bins wasn’t dry...
I’ve never been one to sleep until noon on the weekends, particularly on Saturdays (I still watch cartoons), but it’s always nice having the option to do so. Since the Farmers’ Market kicked off this year, though, I’ve been on the Square around seven all but one Saturday so far. I volunteered the first morning to help Walt during the tree giveaway. Since then, I’ve...
Never Confuse Movement with Action
Or that’s what Hemingway said, anyway. That’s why, when asked by Barndon Karn of Jammin Java what he’d do about Fayetteville’s need for a commercial recycling program, Walt brought together local waste management consultant (and recent UA graduate) Aaron Stahl with Tom Smith of Roll Off Service. Together, the group met with local businesses to develop the Green Heart...
The Road to Novembr
My name’s Greg. I work for Walt Eilers’ campaign for mayor. While I’ve volunteered for campaigns before (most recently for the Democrats during the 2006 midterms), I’ve never actually worked as a campaign staff member, so the last few months have been interesting (among other things). Between now and the election on November 4th, some of us on Walt’s team will post...