Loveland Presbyterian Church will present it's Christmas Pageant Sunday, December 22 at 10:30AM. It will be a Youth Service with the sermon being the pageant titled "A Night In Bethlehem!". All are welcome. There will be costumes available and at a point in the pageant invite all visiting children to put on an angel or manger animal costume and join the Youth. This is a pageant more from a Youth perspective.
There will be a Coffee Fellowship after the service to meet and greet the actors.
While we have much to be thankful for this year, our country is also at a critical turning point in our history. We face challenging times, but the challenges we face are never as great as the blessings bestowed upon us.
As your Representative in Congress, I am committed to helping make the United States a better place and a beacon of opportunity in the 21st Century. Like most parents, I ask myself, will my child be better off than I am? In the history of our great nation, each generation has strived to improve and move our country forward so that the next generation will be better off.
This week, families will gather to celebrate and give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon them. Like many, I will pray that our families have a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving. This year, I have many things to be grateful for, but I am most thankful to spend time with family and friends, and my wife and newborn son.
Each year, Connie and I look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday as a chance to spend time with our family and friends. It gives us a chance to reflect on the blessings that are too often overlooked.
President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863 in the midst of the Civil War. Through the darkest days of war and gravest moments in our nation’s history, Lincoln saw the need to acknowledge our blessings.
Nearly 150 years later, we continue to honor this tradition.
We are blessed in Ohio to have colleges and universities that attract talent from across the country and across the globe. Ohio is home to dedicated teachers who educate our children and first responders who run towards danger when everyone else turns away.
We are also blessed to have thousands of servicemen and women who put their lives on the line each and every day to protect our freedoms. To those spending the holidays far away from your loved ones, thank you for your service. On behalf of a grateful state, we wish you a safe and quick return home.
For all our blessings, we know there are challenges. We’re in the midst of rising rates of poverty and income inequality. Last year’s donors to food banks are today’s recipients.
It’s that middle class squeeze that we see most acutely during the holidays – with rising energy, food, and shelter costs undermining any sense of financial security.
Today more than 1.8 million Ohioans live in poverty. One of six Ohio families doesn’t know from where their next meal will come.
Alleviating hunger in America – including hunger for food, work, and a fair shot at providing for loved ones – means eliminating the challenges many working- and middle-class families face. This is a burden we all share and must work together to eliminate.
Ohio is blessed to have communities from Dayton to Youngstown that are dedicated to helping those hit the hardest get back on their feet. Your activism has provided a lifeline to the millions of our friends and neighbors in need, and for that, I thank you.
We know there’s still work to be done, and I encourage all Ohioans to address the issues in their communities.
Volunteer at your local shelter. Teach a child to read. Plant a community garden.
We are never too old, too young, too rich, or too poor to serve.
A Mississippi civil rights leader in the 1960s said: "Don't tell me what you believe. Show me what you do, and I will tell you what you believe." We should strive to show our fellow men and women what we do in the quest for social and economic justice.
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our own blessings and work to ensure others may have the same.
Connie and I wish all of you a safe Thanksgiving holiday.
The resignation of Tom Carroll and the makeup of the new City Council should bring a fresh, positive look to the way the City of Loveland conducts its business. It can only be a merry merry holiday season.
Thanks to Loveland Magazine for always reporting the facts! And.....Go Tigers!
Please drop off donations for the Loveland Initiative’s Annual Toy Store, at Bond Furniture 113 Karl Brown Way, through December 15. You may also drop off items at any of the Loveland School District buildings during school hours.
Ohio’s heroes who fought for our country shouldn’t have to fight for a job when they return home. Unfortunately, many do. And it’s not right.
Recently, at the SuperJobs Center in Cincinnati, I met Marianne Linardos, a Hamilton native and a Navy veteran who struggled to find full-time employment after returning from serving our nation in the military. Following eight years of unsuccessful job searching, Linardos took things into her own hands -- quite literally. She made herself a sign that read, “Hire Me” and walked through the streets of her hometown, with the hopes that a potential employer would see the sign and offer her an opportunity to prove that the skills she developed while serving could be translated into a civilian job.
Unfortunately, Marianne’s struggle to find work is not unique. In fact, after spending a week traveling throughout Ohio, I met with veterans who spent months and in some cases like Marianne’s – years – looking for work after returning home to their communities.
That’s because in our state, the unemployment rate among Iraq-Afghanistan era veterans is 13.9 percent -- almost twice Ohio’s unemployment rate. And the number of veterans across the country receiving unemployment benefits has more than doubled since 2002.
Just as we invest in and train our servicemembers while they serve, we should continue to do so when they return to their communities, hang up their uniforms, and embark on the next phase of their lives.
I’ve held many hearings across the state where we have discussed how veterans could fill in the skills gap that so many emerging industries are concerned about – like advanced manufacturing. While the economy is beginning to show signs of recovery, many industries are facing a shortage of qualified workers. Our veterans have technical and leadership skills that easily translate to the workforce. Iraq-Afghanistan era veterans combine technical mastery with proven leadership skills that are extremely valuable to the workforce.
That’s why I’m fighting to pass the Troop Talent Act of 2013. This bill would ensure servicemembers are updated throughout their military careers about how their specialized military training can lead to a credentialed or licensed job back home. Our servicemembers would get a head start on their careers, easing their transition from military service back to civilian life.
The Troop Talent Act would also expand government programs that match veterans with credentialed positions in high-growth occupations.
It’s also important to reward the businesses who put our unemployed veterans back to work. That’s why I support more funding for programs through the VOW to Hire Heroes Act -- which gives businesses a tax break when they hire veterans.
Our servicemembers and veterans deserve our nation’s full support. They deserve elected officials who are willing to put partisan battles aside to ensure that returning veterans have jobs to ease their transition into civilian life.
In previous generations, Ohio veterans returned to their hometowns and started small businesses or became firefighters, astronauts, factory workers, or police officers. Half a dozen became President of the United States. For Ohio’s returning veterans today, we have much work to do to ease their transition into civilian life. The Troop Talent Act of 2013 is a great first step. Putting veterans to work will create the stronger economy and better communities we all want.
I want to take this time to thank everyone for their support. It has been an exciting journey, but we did it. And, when I say we, I don’t mean just my family and friends. We all did, as a community. We demonstrated that when ordinary people come together behind a common objective, amazing things can happen. This is such a situation. A working mother, who decided to run for school board because of a deep desire to help her community and their schools. Who would have thought that such a thing could happen?
I want to express my best to Mr. Blumberg and Ms. Pennington. I look forward to working with both of you on behalf of our children. And Dr. Bontrager, I specifically wish to express my gratitude as a Loveland parent for your years of service. You have done well, and you ran a good campaign. And to you, my supporters… whether you displayed a yard sign or just “liked” a status on my Facebook page, I just want to thank you for your support, from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget your support. You got me here, and you are all my friends. I would not be here, on this night, with these results if it were not for you.
Thank you, my fellow Loveland citizens. I look forward to serving you.
would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who has shown
me love and support as I’ve campaigned for Loveland City Council over
the last few months. Words cannot express how much I appreciate the encouragement and prayers that have been spoken on my behalf.
also send a very big “thank you” to everyone who has graciously offered
to display my campaign signs, contributed monetarily, volunteered to
walk door-to-door with me, or work at the polls on Election Day.
finally, I thank every Loveland voter who cast their vote for me
expressing their confidence that I will represent them to the best of my
ability in an honest, fair and financially conservative manner.
Without all of your support, this victory could not have been achieved.
Thank you for having the confidence in me to re-elect me to
another four year term.
I ran a very low key campaign, only putting out
twelve signs and not getting out to many events this fall. In early
October I spent a week in the hospital and had a stint put in my heart,
so my activities were limited. I saved my energy for my meetings.
The time I've served on the board has been great, getting to
be a part of decisions to keep improving educational opportunities for
every Loveland student. That is my plan going forward and of course to
work with the new board. Again thank you.
I’m embarrassed for the “Concerned Loveland School District Mom” (Councilmen Zuch mocked parents, clergy, students )who clearly has let her emotions run amuck. Much like some of our “Leaders” in our federal government did after this horrific, heartbreaking event; she is simply attempting to politicize the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Mark Twain said, “Any emotion if it is sincere, is involuntary” and so I don’t blame her for letting her emotions getting the best of her, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt – she can’t help it. Because when you replace emotion with logic and reason there is simply NO CORRELATION between the location of shooting ranges and shootings at school or danger to children.
Here are some facts as relates to the awful school shootings we’ve witnessed in the last 20 years, including Sandy Hook that she seems to base her false conclusions on: a.) None of these shootings have ever occurred within 5 miles of a shooting range (this “Concerned Mom” falsely stated “We do not need councilmen who are so naïve as to think a shooting range targeting our children as clientele, could not have profoundly negative consequences on our citizens”) b.) No evidence exists to support the concept that shooting ranges increase neither crime on kids at school nor the general public c.) No legislation could have prevented these shootings either (in fact at Sandy Hook the victims were killed with a rifle, there is no current legislation anywhere in the U.S. regarding rifles, only hand guns – most shooting ranges don’t allow rifles either). d.) This “Concerned Mom” falsely stated “Gun violence in our schools is not a rarity” – in fact as horrible as it is, Sandy Hook type shootings are extremely rare - statistically speaking, children are much safer at school then they are in their home; sadly children are far more likely to be killed at home than at school. If I were to take this woman’s same illogical emotion and form my conclusions then I would have to speak out and verbally attack any candidate who stood for family values, or who encouraged parents to be involved with their kids etc. of course, that would be ludicrous. In fact, according to the Cato Institute, even gun accidents involving children are at a record low.
So what’s the correlation between gun violence, school shootings and the location of target ranges? There is none. So we are left to ask is this “Concerned Mom” just incredibly emotional and can’t help herself? Is she not aware of the facts or has she simply chosen to ignore the facts relative to this issue? Or could it be that her real “Concern” is simply political in nature? Any of those attitudes or motives are dangerous.
It appears as if this woman simply has an axe to grind with Councilman Zuch. In my opinion, Councilman Zuch showed tremendous leadership during the discussions surrounding the shooting range. In fact he was the first one to speak up for the voters of Loveland during those heated emotional discussions. Councilman Zuch calmly and purposefully reminded everyone that the voters of Loveland twice approved this range and that to act as impulsively as some on Council were ready to do simply based on a few emotional but vocal citizens would not only be non-representative of constituents but also unfair to the business owner.
Winston Churchill said “It’s hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.” I applaud the way Councilman Zuch helped lead the council and the citizens of Loveland even though for a brief moment in the council chambers it appeared unpopular. Leadership isn’t always popular and sometimes when your opponents have nothing truly relevant or factual to say about you they resort to name calling and pulling statements and circumstances out of context. Her statement regarding “Short-term appeasement of a selective group” is nothing short of hypocritical, since that is exactly what her and others like her begged council to do. Ignore what the Loveland voters have twice voted for because she and many like her illogically connect “dots” that don’t exist.
Before anyone jumps to any false conclusions, I am not a member of the NRA nor do I own a hand gun. I simply find politicizing tragedy for political gain to be disgusting, ignorant voters to be irresponsible and false statements about good public servants offensive. Thank you Brent Zuch for the work and leadership you continue to demonstrate on this issue and many others – our community could use many more like you.
Sincerely, A Concerned Loveland School District Dad and Voter
Since 1989 I have been frequenting Loveland. The city has flourished, especially in the time Mayor Rob Weisgerber has been in service. A-Rated Ohio City aside, I know what I see. Once I didn’t like the city decision to remove a turn lane from Old Loveland and contacted Weisgerber to ask why that had been done. I didn’t like the answer I received, but I like it today. Why?
If there is one thing I know about Rob Weisgerber, it is that every decision he makes is done from a logical, common sense, business approach. Loveland’s growth and success are the core of Weisgerber’s agenda. The removal of my turn lane preceded the consequent construction of a brick sidewalk system, which became the foundation for what has become the “new” Old Loveland business district. Numerous restaurants, unique retailers, various festivals, a farmer’s market, and yes, even a circus skills training camp enliven and elevate this area. Local theater and arts flourish and architectural charm abounds in original buildings, the 4-sided clock, street lamps, outdoor parks, flower pots and seasonal decorations. Parking is free!
Despite a nearly $1 million dollar loss of state funding, Loveland is flourishing due to the stellar planning and preparation of its mayor and positive council. Local services are still extended with the police and fire departments ever vigilant and dedicated. New buildings and city opportunities are constantly being researched and planned. All of Weisgerber’s decisions are made with informed intelligence and calculated due consideration of benefits. Weisgerber is a conscientious man with his heart and mind in the right place—a thriving, safe Loveland. Do I miss my turn lane? No, but I would miss Mayor Rob Weisgerber and a forward moving, broad thinking, cooperative council that has made Loveland the thriving city we all love.
Theresa Weisgerber’s letter has inspired me. She gives me the courage to bring my voice to
the table. I am writing this letter for
my family and to show my support for my husband. At this late hour in the campaign this will
probably not make a difference in the polls but will provide a greater sense of
Brent Zuch has worked very hard on council these
years. With his busy family life and
job, he often burns the midnight oil working as a councilman. What
amazes me is the amount of effort he
puts forth to understand all sides of the issue. He researches, talks
with lots of people and
always looks for proof points for the best solution. He has a wide
network of experts in many
fields and knows elected officials at the state level that he reaches
to. I have never met anyone who can read
and understand legislation and act upon it like him. We also end up in
many long discussions and
debates to challenge the possible solutions.
Brent then does the hard work. He
doesn’t sit on an ideology and complain.
Brent works with people to find and execute a practical and positive
solution. Even if it is takes time and requires patience and does not
have a good news bite. I am blown away at the patience and thick skin
required in this arena.
For example the shooting range was a situation where Brent
persevered for a solution that made sense and in turn kept a shooting range
away from the school. Years ago, the
people of Loveland had positively voted (twice) for an overlay district that
would allow a shooting range. This
district includes the site in question near the school. Brent was very concerned and certainly
listened to a concerned mother, me. He came
up with a thoughtful solution that added restrictions to the overlay district. The result: the shooting range will not be
near the schooland the will of the
voters is still honored.
The downtown development is another situation where council members
and city staff who want the city to progress look for solutions to encourage
economic development. The Tax Increment
Financing used for the development allows the city to use bonds to get the site
ready for the development. The bonds will then be repaid with the increased property
value of the development. Cost to the
taxpayer is a zero sum situation. And
the result is expanding the vibrancy of downtown and a growing local economy.
Brent has also been working hard on finding funds for a
pedestrian bridge over the Little Miami.
It would be so nice to improve our connections in the community and have
a safe bridge for bikers and walkers. This
would also provide a connection to the site Loveland wants to develop on the
west side of the river to boost the Loveland Madeira Corridor. He wants to make Loveland a more attractive
and inviting place to do business.
I am so amazed with what Loveland has been able to
accomplish; real solutions and growth in the face of lost revenues and a
economy. Compared to other communities,
Loveland is fiscally sound, has made the tough choices and is ready for
Loveland is a strong town. I have been
witness to what it took to get there and the fires people have been
walk through and endure. My hats off to you!
I am proud of Brent.
He honors the position and puts in the hard work to do what is best. I
believe in him because I know him. I know what he does and how he
thinks. Our family knows what is true and what he endures and that’s
matters to us. We support Loveland and are happy to contribute, even if
it is a difficult process.
shudder to think of the other lies that are being told.
I am writing to
ask for your vote for my husband, Rob Weisgerber. No one knows better than
I do how dedicated he is to Loveland and how hard he works to make it an even
better place to live. When he first ran for office his father told him to
be prepared, that Rob would not be able to please everyone. Truer words
were never spoken. Being in public office is not easy and one needs to
have pretty thick skin. Lies will be told about you, the truth will be
twisted, and facts will be diminished or exaggerated as the opposition sees
fit. People you trusted will let you down.
Despite all the work it takes and all the hate that has been thrown at him, Rob
is running again. He is sticking his neck out there once again not for his
own gain. He cares about Loveland and wants to continue the good work he
has been doing for 16 years. There are countless examples of his
leadership. Being named as one of Ohio's Best Hometowns by Ohio Magazine
is one, and being named #2 in the state as a best place to raise a family is
another. Sadly, the Loveland Herald has chosen to not print these stories
until after the election.
The list of the accomplishments Rob has made for the City of Loveland is
lengthy. The decisions he has had to make have been difficult at times,
and I assure you none were ever made with his re-election in mind. Rob is
the most forward thinking person I have ever met. He does not look at a
solution for today, but looks far down the road to what is on the horizon for
the city. Did you know that the city has another balanced budget for
2014? That is remarkable in a time when so many communities are on the
verge of bankruptcy. Did you know that he has gone to the Ohio statehouse
and testified on your behalf? He has, more than once. There are many
meetings he has attended that you will never hear about. Countless hours
spent on your behalf.
Our opposition has been telling voters that Rob needs to go. He has been
on council too long. His thinking has become entrenched. The private
sector values that experience. Would you fire an excellent worker, who is
getting their job done well, and is a leader in their business?
Our opposition has been telling voters that Rob misses meetings due to our son's
hockey games. This is not true. Tim plays on the weekends. Rob
does have to travel for his work occasionally, but goes to great lengths to
schedule that travel around council meetings. The truth is that he has
only missed a couple of meetings in 2013.
shudder to think of the other lies that are being told.
The truth is Rob is a brilliant, unselfish, dedicated man. He is honest,
noble and trustworthy. He has tremendous leadership skills and will
continue to do great things for Loveland. The truth is he is running for
Loveland. He is not running out of a personal vengeance against
fully expect to get torn apart with the comments that are sure to be made
regarding this letter. I've been in this political world a while now and
know what to expect. I know there are those of you who have made up your
mind and will dismiss this letter as just being from a wife. But for those
who are still not sure who to vote for, please consider voting for Rob.
You will be voting for a man with intelligence, wisdom and
I am proud to have been on City Council for 16 years and especially the last 8 years as Mayor and I thank you for supporting me through four different elections and ask you do it again this year. I would not be running if I were “burned out” or dis-interested as some have claimed and
I have not missed any more meetings than any other candidate running (assuming they have been on council already). I am committed with the energy and time to continue driving our wonderful city in a positive direction.
My wife Teresa and I moved to Loveland 30 years ago to raise our family. We fell in love with Loveland, recognizing it unique beauty and charm. My first committee focused on and drove the re-development of our historic downtown turning it into the vibrant “out door living room” and gathering space it is today.
Positive things happening now:
Loveland earned the privilege of being named “Best Hometown” by Ohio Magazine. Go to their web page to check it out. Loveland has been named as the 2nd best city to raise a family in Ohio. (Read More)
New Historic Downtown development is moving forward. The agreement with the developer is signed, an agreement with the hold out property owner has been reached, and the development construction should start in the first quarter 2014. This development is funded through a Tax Increment Finance arrangement to recover all the residents tax dollars as the development brings over $10 to $12 million in new construction.
2013 has seen the most commercial and residential investment ever in Loveland.
We have retained our Aa2 bond rating from Moody’s – something much larger entities have not been able to do.
The City budget is complete for 2014 and is a balanced budget again with no added service cuts since we have reduced our expenditures over the last several years in anticipation of the state cuts.
A positive economic indicator for the Loveland community is that income tax collections are up in 2013 above the budget and economic predictions.
Loveland has also seen its housing market recover. We have had historic level of housing starts in Loveland due to being a ‘best hometown” and being one of the “best places to raise a family”.
The City is building a $2.5 million water tower on Union Cemetery to provide needed fire flow and capacity for safety.
This year has been an excellent year for business recruitment and retention. While a few businesses have out grown their current facilities and needed to move, the City has been fortunate to attract several new businesses and has seen other current businesses expand. A few added large businesses are interested in moving to Loveland in the very near future.
Making changes in how and what we do as a City ruffles feathers. One can be negative about some the needed changes in how the City operates, but we needed to adjust to the new economic norm. Overall, the City is well positioned for next year and the future. This is why I say the glass is more than half full! The cuts and efficiencies we have made along with strong budget discipline puts us ahead of our sister communities in being prepared for and managing through the challenging economic times. I am very positive on Loveland’s position and all the great things happening in Loveland.
Going forward I will continue to drive running the City as a business as I have in the past. I will continue to look to the private sector for best practices and leverage from good examples. I will keep the size of our government as small as possible, and provide the best services for the lowest costs. I will continue to use budget disciplines to maintain a balanced budget. I will drive economic development providing for real growth and growth in revenues. I will continue to put all our information on our web page to continue being the most transparent local government around.
My training and background in the private sector (34 years in different leadership positions at GE) makes me uniquely qualified to drive private sector practices and discipline into the City’s processes. Quality systems like Performance Measures and Benchmarking provide the data we need to both show where we are doing well and where we can improve. This provides you the resident with data and not just my word on how well we are really doing.
I am not perfect and have learned from my and other’s mistakes and successes.
I bring the experienced leadership and the deep background we need to carry the positive momentum we see today forward in Loveland.
I hope you share my enthusiasm for Loveland’s future and thank you for taking your time to read this. I ask for your continued support on November 5th.
Please explore my web page for more detailed information on my accomplishments, my conservative guiding principals, and my position going forward.
My wife and I have been Loveland residents for 19 years. It has been a wonderful community in which to raise our 4 children.
For much of this time, Mayor Rob Weigerber has been dedicated to the community by serving on Loveland City Council. His experience has guided the city through challenging economic times brought about by reduced state funding. He and members of council have been good stewards of taxpayers’ dollars and continue to maintain a sensible city budget.
More recently the historic downtown area has experienced renewed growth and has become vibrant place for residence and visitors to gather and enjoy. Mayor Weisgerber and members of council continue to work toward exciting new economic development downtown as well as redevelopment in other areas of the city. This has been accomplished while maintaining the quaint small town atmosphere we all appreciate.
The future looks bright for the city. Rob Weisgerber continues to make contributions that add to the quality of life here. He genuinely cares about this community and looks out for the overall best interest of its citizens. Please join me in supporting Rob Weisgerber for reelection to Loveland City Council.
One of the most callous and egregious acts of disregard for students safety as we have ever witnessed
Dear Loveland Voters,
As parents go the polls tomorrow, I hope they would consider what hundreds of parents and school officials witnessed as one of the most callous and egregious acts of disregard for students safety as we have ever witnessed by a council member sworn to act in the public's benefit.
As if The Sandy Hook murders weren’t caustic enough, to a society plagued by gun violence in our schools but to have Councilmen Zuch mock those parents, clergy, and students in attendance concerns, regarding the placement and timing of such an establishment and to accuse the citizens of “using the tragedy to our advantage” was simply reprehensible and disgusting. (The setting was the council meeting on January 8 after citizens found out about the proposed shooting range next to the Loveland Primary and Elementary schools. Brenton Zuch's Speech About Shooting Range Angers Crowd)
While the debate over gun violence continues, all parents in this district should be concerned when council members such as Zuch place a higher value on taxable businesses over public safety.
Whatever side of the debate you are on the facts are irrefutable, gun violence in our schools is not a rarity and is not going away. We do not need councilmen who are so naïve as to think a shooting range targeting our children as clientele, could not have profoundly negative consequences on our citizens.
You need look no farther than the mother herself of the Sandy Hook murderer who naively believed a shooting range was a healthy outlet for her sons issues.
Councilmen who value short-term appeasement of a selective group of individuals should not determine such fate altering issues unless they have performed their due diligence into the ramifications of such long-term effects on individuals as well as the economy.
Its unbelievable that liquor establishment would be deemed inappropriate to place in front of an elementary school, yet a shooting range capable of training someone’s brain for mass carnage could even be entertained much less promoted.
For this reason alone, Zuch is out for our family and hopefully any other parents who have opened up to the fact that school shootings can and do happen anywhere.
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.
Having known Pam Gross for 3
years as my accountant and friend, I am excited that she is running for
Loveland City Council! Pam has many great ideas that will make our
sweet, little town an even BETTER place to live. She is eager to get on
board with Linda Cox and bring some fresh, innovative plans for our
As a business owner, Pam and I
have met over the past several years to discuss my businesses and would
end up talking about our "wonderful Loveland!" She is proud of Loveland
and would be such an asset for our future. Pam not only is a very
successful business owner, but she is a go-getter and realizes the
importance of making lasting relationships through trust and
Let's bring in two, new, enthusiastic, fresh faces on City Council and sit back and enjoy the ride!
I support Pam Gross and Linda Cox for Loveland City Council.