Volusia (FL) County Council
2 April 2015
Robert Wilson (164 words - 1:30)

Foremost, I would like to recognize the difficult task before you with a half a million citizens in the County we are all well aware of the vast amount of differences that exist between us. So to work with this we should summon all of the best human traits that time and time again have helped us move forward: reason, wisdom, patience, compassion, logic, understanding, and critical thinking.

Look around and soak in the amazing accomplishments of where we are and remember the human effort that has gotten us here.

We all have our differences, but we do share a common trait. We are all part of this Earth and we are here wanting to do what is best. Let’s work to make the positive change that is declared in the County’s mission statement.

And I leave you with a quote from Albert Einstein, “Nothing truly valuable can be achieved except by the unselfish cooperation of many individuals.” That is how we got here.