Tag Archive 'Town Council'

A Lesson from Politics

Posted by on 25 Nov 2008 | Tagged as: thoughts on life., Town Council

I know, I haven’t been posting much lately. Instead, I’m made the switch from blogging to micro-blogging, i.e., twittering. At twitter, I post multiple, brief updates every day as to how I’m doing or what’s going on at the moment. I encourage you to join twitter and start following me, and I’ll keep an eye […]

First: Town Council Meeting

Posted by on 09 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: my life., Town Council

Last night was my first Town Council Meeting as a council member. I made a motion and voted yes on all items. Jim, our Water Superintendent gave a wonderful presentation about the real cause of water quality issues reported above fold on page one in a misleading article appearing in a weekend edition of The […]

Picking Up My Mail

Posted by on 03 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: my life., Town Council

Today I stopped in to the Waterloo Town Hall for the first time as a member of the Waterloo Town Council. I have my own mailbox, which had several things in it! I think there are several month-end reports which we get the beginning of each month. I had several things in my mailbox! Reading […]

Waterloo Oath of Office

Posted by on 11 Dec 2007 | Tagged as: Town Council

Over lunch break, I stopped by the Waterloo Town Hall and took my Oath of Office. It was nothing spectacular. Just Renata, our Cleark-Treasurer and myself. I raised my right hand and repeated the Oath of Office after her, and then signed it. That was it. But now I can officially take the office of […]

Conference for Newly Elected Officials and Other Waterloo Thoughts

Posted by on 16 Nov 2007 | Tagged as: my life., Town Council

The end of this month, I will be attending a conference for newly elected officials, since I’m a newly elected official. I take office on January 1, 2008 on the Waterloo Town Council. There is a lot I need to learn, and I’m looking forward to learning more about what is ahead of me. In […]

Waterloo Town Council Debate Recap

Posted by on 02 Nov 2007 | Tagged as: my life., Town Council

Last night was the Waterloo Town Council Debate. There are five candidates running, and four showed up. The fifth sent a letter which was read by moderator Ken Surber. I think I did well at the debate. I think I answered each question directly and without beating around the bush. There were a few questions […]

Waterloo Town Council Debate Prep

Posted by on 30 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: Town Council

Thursday night I will participate in my first political debate. I’m a bit nervous, as I am often not a real fast thinker, and like to ponder and research the best answer before I give an answer. I am concerned I’ll get asked a question I know nothing about, like, ‘What are your thoughts on […]

Busy Weekend

Posted by on 29 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: my life.

Saturday morning, Emily and I got up early and headed for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis to visit our niece Anara as she continues to recover from her recent surgery. We were able to visit for about three hours. When we arrived, Emily’s mom was alone with Anara, and taking great care of her, […]

R3: Republican Rally Recap

Posted by on 26 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: random., Town Council

Last night was the DeKalb Country Republican Rally, and it was my first time at such an event. It was good to network with people, and I reconnected with several people I hadn’t seen or talked to in quite a while, including, Marilyn Gearhart (Auburn City Council), my 11th grade math teacher, (if I remember […]

Gearing Up for the Election

Posted by on 25 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: my life., Town Council

With the fall election just 12 days away (November 6), things are starting to gear up politically. This morning I have a phone interview with a reporter from The Evening Star. She said it may take about 30 minutes, and I’m a bit nervous for this, as she may ask questions I don’t know the […]

Head Shots for Journal Gazette

Posted by on 30 Sep 2007 | Tagged as: my life., Town Council

I needed to send a head shot in to the Journal Gazette as part of my run for Waterloo Town Council. I had Emily take a photo of me in the morning prior to leaving for work, about 7 a.m.. Unfortunately, I found out rather quickly that I am not very photogenic at 7 a.m. […]