I am writing to pay tribute and wish a fond farewell to a wonderful friend and a true community leader, Jennifer Urquhart.
Jennifer will be heading back to her Tidewater, Virginia roots very soon – way too soon in my opinion, as she will be sorely missed by me and many others in Point Roberts.
Aside from a genuine, social friendship, our main connection has been through the Point Roberts Taxpayers Association (PRTA), where she has long served on the board of directors and as treasurer and then as vice president. Representing the chamber of commerce, Jennifer served as one of the first members of the Point Roberts Community Advisory Committee (PRCAC).
Jennifer was responsible for establishing the ad-hoc Border Committee, at the request of the Point Roberts Customs and Border Protection port director of the day, who knew Jennifer to be a trustworthy and effective community leader.
During the protracted fight to prevent the approval and construction of the proposed AM radio antenna farm at the entrance to Point Roberts, Jennifer was the de facto leader of the cross-border coalition, exercising her skills of leadership, diplomacy and financial management.
Most of all, Jennifer is smart, diplomatic, reliable, effective and overall a good friend to the Point and to me and many, many others. Good luck, Jennifer, on your next adventure.
Mark Robbins, president
Point Roberts Taxpayers Association
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