I’ve seen Joy Fate in action, working behind the scenes to make Ashland the kind of place that we want it to be: caring, kind, effective, inclusive.
She is focused on getting it done instead of talking about what ought to be done. When Joy saw the need, she opened a low-barrier winter shelter and just made it happen. I brought food a couple of times, and she was always there, keeping it open, keeping people warm and nourished and calm. She understands the need to address the challenge of climate change, create affordable housing, and work with the whole community.
Although she’s lived here a couple of decades and done so much good for our community, she’s shied away from publicity and put all her energy into creating real solutions. More info at joyfate.org. Please join me in choosing Joy.