I am writing in support of Michael Cornell and his next term as a Columbia Council Representative. I have been a neighbor of Mike's for the last 17 years. Mike has been one of the most productive Representatives I have encountered since moving to Columbia in 1986. I especially like his environmental initiatives and his consideration for all economic, racial, and cultural groups. Mike has also brought a measure of collegiality and facilitation to the Council. In short, Mike's vision aligns well with the original blueprint for Columbia — as a community based on social fairness, effective design, and global stewardship.