I can say that i think i have gotten to know Beth fairly well since she has moved to this community. She is very invested in this community and very involved in many aspects. She has a great amount of energy and passion. She would not have thrown her hat in the ring if she did not feel committed or do some good.
Oddly, I heard the same rumors about myself not lasting for six months when i first moved here in 1989. I think i am going on 17 years and am involved in many somewhat less public causes.
Sometimes it takes coming from the outside to have a vision and grow. Having roots is a great thing, with qualifications even better, but my own personal experience tells me that sometimes one's vision can become rootbound. I think Joe and Beth (and the rest of the council) have a lot of courage, energy, and have miles city's best interest at heart. I think we are in for exciting times.