By JANET WEES  |  Truckee

I confidently recommend and endorse Teresa O’Dette for the position of Truckee Tahoe Airport District board member. In my eight years of working with Teresa, first as a client, then as a colleague, and finally as her business partner, I have found her to be a driven and focused leader, with her goal always being to help others. She consistently has our community’s interest at the forefront of all she does, be it in her business practice, or in her 14 years of community service.

Teresa exemplifies leadership and guidance with team-driven results. She uses these qualities to create a better environment, whether in her business place, her clients’ lives, or her surrounding community.


As her business partner, I endorsed her position as a North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District elected board member. Her leadership and business skills were the perfect combination to help manage the multi-million dollar budget, while continuing to bring our community together in the process.

I have had the pleasure of witnessing her commitment as a founding member of the Queen of Hearts, supporting the growth of female change-makers in our community. Her year-after-year commitment as a major donor to the Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe has had a decade of positive help for our local children. In 2008, during the largest downturn in our economy’s history, she did not waver in her commitment to kids in need. As a parent, I have seen firsthand the effects of her contributions for our local kids.

I am a 16-year community member, and beyond a doubt can say Teresa O’Dette is the most qualified person to run and be elected for the airport board position. With the growth we are seeing in the Truckee/Tahoe area, our community needs an organized leader that can be the voice for many. Teresa is the most ideal candidate, hands down. Vote for her in this election.