Hinds addresses issues in collaborative way
To the editor:
Not long after Adam Hinds became the director of the Pittsfield Community Connection working with Pittsfield's at risk youth, we ran into each other at a Berkshire Democratic Party BBQ. We reminisced about campaigns we had both worked on including re-elections for Rep. Olver and Sen. Kerry's presidential run. After this we started running into each other often and all over Berkshire County. We had discussions on workforce development and challenges, arts, culture, the opioid epidemic and numerous other topics. Every one of these discussions showed me Adam's grasp of how each is impacting our area.
During Adam's time with the Pittsfield Community Connection I was impressed with how he connected with people in our community and how they rallied around the work that he was facilitating and his leadership style. He was able to recruit a team and launch a program that is still helping Pittsfield today.
When Adam was chosen to be the executive director of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition I was able to see him build relationships and have a positive effect, same as he did in Pittsfield. With both organizations I witnessed him facilitate meetings on difficult topics and have people leave feeling hopeful that they could affect change by working together. This is what I want to see in our next state senator, someone who has proven to be able to bring people together to solve problems.
As an at Large Pittsfield city councilor, a proud union member and lifelong Berkshire County resident, I want Adam Hinds on the team representing us in Boston. He understands the issues facing our district because he has been working with us for years. Please join me in voting for Adam Hinds on Thursday in the Democratic primary.
Pete White, Pittsfield The writer is an at large city councilor.