Learn more about local government and being a candidate for Waukon City Council at August 31 informational session

Those considering running for a seat on the Waukon City Council, or those who would consider running for a council seat if they knew more about it, are welcome to attend an informational session scheduled for Tuesday evening, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Robey Memorial Library Community Room in Waukon. The session will focus on the functional aspects of the Waukon City Council and city government, in general.

Those attending will have the opportunity to visit with two current councilmen and Waukon Mayor Pat Stone to learn the duties of a councilperson and other pertinent information that would be helpful to know as a potential candidate. Allamakee County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Denise Beyer will be on hand to talk about the campaign process and timelines for filing nomination paperwork to help get interested candidates started on the campaign trail.

This will be an informal gathering and politics or current City of Waukon matters will not be discussed. The event is sponsored by Waukon Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

“The following statement I have read has always seemed so applicable to community involvement in city government: ‘Local government impacts everybody’s daily lives - it’s responsible for the water you drink, the streets you drive on, the parks you play in, the sidewalks you don’t trip over because they have been maintained!’,” shared Ardie Kuhse, WEDC Director. “If you care, you have the opportunity to step forward and help Waukon grow and prosper. Consider taking on this responsibility. You can make a difference.”

Those with questions about the informational session should call Ardie Kuhse at 563-568-2624.