Meet Riley Cornelsen, Bond Community Oversight Committee Member

Riley Cornelsen and sonsAs a lifetime resident of Ferndale, and father of two young boys, this community, the people that make it great, and the school district they support, hold a special place in my heart. That’s why I am excited and proud to serve as one of the seven members of the Bond Community Oversight Committee. This community-based group is a piece of bond package I feel is necessary in regaining and maintaining the trust of District residents and taxpayers.

With a family background in both education and construction, I was excited to be part of the Bond Task Force to help this community develop a bond package that was the BEST option for future students, taxpayers, and all the residents of the Ferndale School District. I can confidently say that through that process, ALL options were discussed, and ALL voices were heard. I can also say that the final proposal from the Bond Task Force and the related bond package on your ballot is one that I wholeheartedly support, and one that will most effectively and efficiently address the most pressing needs of our school district.

Since graduating from Washington State University with a Construction Management degree in 2009, I have been able to work on many school construction projects, ranging in price from $500,000 to $150 million, from Blaine to Federal Way. I am eager to use these experiences to help give the Ferndale community a high school they can be proud of for decades, while keeping the costs and impacts to the taxpayers to a minimum.

I am proud to stand behind this bond measure and believe anyone who is willing to do the research, ask questions, and look at the numbers, will come to the same conclusions. This bond package is needed. This bond is the right plan. This is the time to vote YES and fill in the “Approved” oval on your ballot.