Recently, there have been attacks on my wife’s character and integrity using innuendo to insinuate that her service on the Wellington Village Council has financially benefited our family-owned engineering business.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Our engineering firm, Alan Gerwig and Associates, has been in business since 1998. We have clients all over the state, including Palm Beach County. We have provided civil and structural design services to Palm Beach County since 1999.
We do not do any work for the Village of Wellington.
The suggestion that our firm cannot do business with other governmental entities outside of Wellington, just because my wife is a Wellington councilwoman, is ridiculous.
With the upturn in county spending on infrastructure these past few years, the county has begun much-needed infrastructure repairs. Our firm has been awarded engineering services contracts, in a public selection process. Using false figures, her opponent asserts that Anne has “raked in over a half a million dollars last year.” Not true! The reality is that it is much less.
Since Anne’s opponent has never owned a small business, he doesn’t understand that the great majority of these dollars cover the cost of employees, expenses and are passed through to various subconsultants who do work with us on these infrastructure projects.
This desperate attack is simply an attempt at distraction, a smear campaign by Anne’s opponent, who has some very real and disappointing ethical problems of his own, including a finding of guilt and fines by the Florida Ethics Commission.
Despite the noise, Anne is continuing to talk about the issues important to residents and her vision for the future of Wellington.
Alan Gerwig, Wellington