Dear Loveland Voters,
As a first time candidate, I am humbled by the response and support of my candidacy for Loveland City Council. I would like to thank you in advance for the opportunity to represent you on Council and be your voice and advocate. I hope you will vote for PAM GROSS on November 5th. With your help and support this wonderful city WE ALL CALL HOME can reach its full potential.
I moved to Loveland almost nine years ago. I was drawn to its small town charm and historic roots. I also started a Loveland based business – Management & Accounting Professionals. My commitment to this wonderful city is strong. I chose to start my accounting firm in Loveland so I could contribute to the business tax base, something that is important to a growing community. I have employed Loveland residents and guided other local business owners to success. I have a vested interest in the well-being of this city. I am a stakeholder; my perspective is not only as a resident but a business owner.
I have decided to run for City Council because I feel I can contribute more to the community and lend a voice to the many and diverse residents of Loveland. My candidacy offers a fresh face and a new perspective on the many financial and development issues facing our community. I believe my particular skill set as an accountant and entrepreneur will be an asset for Loveland City Council.
My entire career has been spent in the private sector. I have built two successful businesses. I clearly understand how the private sector works and its role within the public sector – Government makes the promises but it is Private enterprise that delivers on those promises. I am quite familiar with all aspects of the administration of our city. As a Loveland based accountant, I am intimately familiar with the tax code. As a citizen I am well versed on the City Charter. As a business owner, I am engaged regularly with government from the vantage point of the private sector, everything from tax requirements to regulatory compliance. I am attuned on how important it is that City government doesn’t add more burdens on its citizens. This experience is invaluable and is a much needed perspective for Loveland City Council.
As an elected official, I will insist that the leadership of Loveland deals with residents, visitors and members of council who have differing opinions, with trust and respect.
When elected I will make sure the city continues moving forward in implementing fiscally sound policies regarding our budget. It is now more important than ever to continue making meaningful changes in the way the city does business. We must be innovative and creative with our ideas.
As an elected official I will have a more strategic view toward what the future will look like in a growing Loveland. We must have a long term plan and vision for our City and pursue a “Smart “and focused Economic Development Program. I want a growing and economically viable City for generations to come. A growing business base is essential to this success.
I believe Loveland needs new leadership and direction. It's time for new faces and new perspectives. We need new thinking in government especially from people who have worked in the private sector. I can offer that experience.
I have never run for public office so this decision was heartfelt and important to me. As citizens we often lament that we wish “new people” would get involved in politics. Well, I did. I am an ordinary person who is willing to make that commitment. My only motivation is to share my talents and experience and apply what I know works to City government. I now need your support - your VOTE. I am ready for this new challenge. With your help on Nov 5th, we can start making a difference together.