Letter to the Editor: Learn more about being a city council candidate

To the Editor:

Are you considering running for a seat on the Waukon City Council? Or if you knew more, would you consider running for a seat?

If you answered “yes” to either question, or even if you wish to know more about the workings of our Waukon City Council and city government, you are invited to attend an informational meeting Tuesday evening, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the Robey Memorial Library Community Room in Waukon.

You 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 you get started on the campaign trail.

This will be an informal gathering and politics or current city issues will not be discussed.

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!”

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.

This event is sponsored by Waukon Economic Development. For further information or questions you may have, please call Ardie at 563-568-2624.

Ardie Kuhse, Director
Waukon Economic Development Corporation