Letter: Response to Cornville Community Association


I consider fair and honest dialog a positive attribute. I offer the following comments in regards to the Verde Independent letter I wrote on Jan. 21, titled “Is the Cornville Community Association Cornville’s voice? and Deanna King’s response in the Verde Independent on Jan. 26.

In regards to Deanna King’s editorial comments, I would like the Cornville Community Association and its President Deanna King to know that I have never questioned the “good deeds” of the CCA and said so in my article. I only questioned their poor manners as was pointed out in my letter on Jan. 21. Please reconsider my editorial statements in the two examples given on Jan. 21.

I would say that I have displayed poor judgment and manners on occasion during my two-year journey to promote the Folksville USA anti-litter movement to “Restore the beauty to America the beautiful.” I actually went back and apologized to a group for my behavior in one case even though one of the attendees later said to me, “thanks for saying what you did, it needed to be said,” I was still out of line.

My expectations from the CCA for my two bad experiences would be a simple response. That response could have been as simple as saying “We (the CCA) could have handled the two reported cases differently with a much better outcome for everyone.”

My new expectation is that the President of the CCA or a CCA Board member and I get together and discuss how to work together on common issues such as how to keep Verde Santa Fe in Cornville, promoting both of our anti-litter efforts, keeping Cornville small, promoting all existing Cornville businesses, always being aware of water issues, to name a few.

What if we meet at the Cornville’s Grasshopper grill for a beer and burger? Let’s invite Supervisor Chip Davis, what do you say? Dutch treat.

Gary Chamberlain



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