While President of FICRA for 11 years, John has tirelessly advocated on behalf of the unique interests of Fox Island residents, and continues to do so.
This has been through holding public forum meetings, lobbying with National, State and Local officials to address local concerns, and being constantly on the lookout for issues that pertain to the residents of Fox Island.
In this scene from 2010, Fox Island Boy Scouts from FICRA's Troop 27 work to remove graffiti from the side of the Nichols Center, to prepare the center for an upcomning wedding rental.
This advocacy includes:
o Senator Derek Kilmer, Rep. Larry Seaquist, Rep. Jan Angel, former Rep. Pat Lantz
o County Councilman & PenMet Executive Director Terry Lee,
o Senators Cantwell & Murray, US Rep. Norm Dicks.
o PenMet Parks Board of Commissioners
o 2001 - Opposing Tolls on the Narrows Bridge
o 2003 - Reduction of Fox Ridge 60-unit housing tract
o 2004 - Relocation of Fox Island Naval Lab
o 2005 - Raised $40,000 to purchase the Fox Island Nature Center
o 2005 - Dog attacks on Island livestock
o 2006 - Geoduck & Shellfish farming in public shorelines
o 2007 - Fox Island Boat Ramp improvements & petition drive
o 2007 - New US Post Office for Fox Island
o 2009 - Kopachuck Park closure
o 2010 - Acquisition of the Fox Island Naval Lab
o 2011 - Fox Island Sand Spit Park
o 2011 - Fox Island Coyote Control Fund