COLUMBIA — I am writing in support of Dr. Ian Thomas' candidacy for Fourth Ward Columbia City Councilperson. As a disclaimer, I do not live in the Fourth Ward, and, in fact, I live in Boone County. However, I work and engage in numerous activities within the city limits of Columbia. I moved to Columbia in 1977 to obtain a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from MU, which I accomplished in 1983. I was involved in starting the Cardiovascular Rehab program at Boone Hospital Center in 1981 and managed it until January 2003. Since 2003, I have operated a personal health consulting business and was involved in starting and operating a health promotion and disease prevention center called Optimus: The Center for Health.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas would be forward-thinker for city
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