Community’s leadership, courage leaves lasting impression

On Sept. 30, a public meeting was held at the North Peninsula Recreation Center. This meeting was originally going to be hosted by Dan and Ann Krogseng. Ann was a driving force on the law enforcement task force. Through her dedication and energy she was able to bring together a wonderful group of knowledgeable members of our government groups to discuss and answer our community questions about the ability and stability of a law enforcement service area. Wayne Ogle, our Borough Assembly, member facilitated the meeting with Ben Carpenter leading the question and answer period in Ann’s absence.

I would like to thank not only the community members and even a few from outside our community who were there to gather information, also the State, Borough and specialists who answered our questions.

Thank you Colonel James Cockrell, Director or Alaska State Troopers; Captain Andy Greenstreet, Alaska State Trooper Det. E Commander, Soldotna Alaska; Colette Thompson, Kenai Peninsula Borough Attorney; Scot Leaders, Kenai District Attorney; John Skidmore, Director, State of Alaska Dept. Of Law; Greg Russell, KPB Law Enforcement Consultant, board member Kenai Peninsula Crime Stoppers, Retired Police Chief; Representative Mike Chenault; and Senator Peter Micciche.

I am always impressed with the leadership and courage of our community members. We identify a problem; we argue and hash out different ways of fixing it and then “biting the bullet we get the job done.”

Thanks to all who have given of your time and of yourselves to make Nikiski a safer place to live.