Daniel Rigney: Council-At-Large Applicant
First I would like to thank the Lakewood Observer for an opportunity to communicate freely with the citizens of Lakewood Ohio. The question presented City Council applicants to answer is “what skills do you bring to this position”? City Council members do what? Represent all the citizens providing a resource ensuring each individual receives quality services and assistance solving problems. District council members focus attention on their constituents respectively. Skills I bring to council are a mixture of white collar and blue collar ability. My experience includes numerous years of management in the private sector and military service working with budget analysis, revision, and development. I have also been in the ditches digging the dirt understanding what it means to sweat and earn a living; I recognize how citizens feel when their hard earned tax money seems to disappear into oblivion. City council requires a team of varied personalities and experience with a minimum of backgrounds in finance, law, construction, public service, and security. Council members foremost are to be listeners citizens provide the thought and members interact to generate viable results. The community is the foundation my experience is the contribution.