by Councilwoman Pam Gross,
As one of your “new faces” on Loveland City Council, I value and appreciate the opportunity to represent you. I am humbled by your support and enthusiastically committed to working with you for the betterment of our community.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” These words by Marjorie Moore ring true as I admire the energy and dedication of the many volunteers who staff our various city committees. The input and recommendations made by these committees provide City Council important insights for adopting policies that ultimately improve the lives of our residents.
The makeup of our city committees represents a healthy blend of fresh faces and individuals who have served Loveland well for many years. These volunteers have diverse backgrounds, but they all have something in common, a desire to improve their hometown. For example, Katie Wittekind, mother of a young daughter and owner of her own marketing firm, is a first-time volunteer serving on the newly formed Public Relations amd Communication Committee. She is joined by Kees Henskens, a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s Electronic Media Program and coordinator for the Jackson Street Market in Historic Downtown Loveland. These young professionals bring energy and a fresh perspective to local government.
Our Finance Committee benefits greatly from the institutional knowledge of sitting members Gregg Hothem and Michael Colangelo who have agreed to continue serving. Their skill sets complement that of new member Nick Lingenfelter who is a Vice President at WesBanco.
All residents deserve a seat at the table to serve and help create a community where everyone will want to live, work and play. With the enthusiasm of our many volunteers and the support and team work of my colleagues on city council, I look to a positive future for our town.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message with Misty Cheshire, Clerk of Council at 707-1437. Your viewpoint is important to me.