As the outgoing director of the chamber of commerce, I was quoted in an interview with KHNS as saying “hell no” to future employment at the chamber. I want to publicly apologize for this comment to chamber members and the board of directors. I was wrong to make such a comment, and it spawned not from anything related to our work, but my own recognition that I made great mistakes, and I did not accomplish the good which I hoped to do. The strong “no!” could have been reframed as “I have a lot of personal work to do before I can succeed in a high stakes public position.” I am grateful beyond words for the chamber’s board of directors’ faith in me as a director, and the encouragement of the chamber members, which include 84 businesses, representing over 1,000 business owners and their employees, not to mention everyone else who does business with them.