In his first column for the Eccentric, one of Middleburg Town Council’s longest serving members, Mark Snyder, makes an eloquent appeal for citizens to both run for elected office and serve as volunteers on one or more of the Town’s boards and committees.

Snyder, like every other serving member of Council, has practiced what he preaches.

We encourage you to not only read his first “Ask a Council Member” column, but to respond to his appeal.

Without people willing to serve, communities like ours wither . . . or worse.

Register with the County to run for office.

Put your name on the list of potential committee or board members.

Get together with some friends and stage a write-in campaign.

You’ll never find a better group of people to work with.