1. Full name: Daniel F. Meyer
2. Occupation: (if retired-
state from what occupation): Retired From Kraft Foods: Manager of
Commodity Purchasing/Purchasing Manager
3. Party affiliation:
4. Why have you chosen to run for a
County Board seat? I see this as an opportunity to give back to
the community I live in, present some new ideas, and provide my
constituents with open lines of communication.
5. Why do you think you will be the
best choice for a seat on the County Board? I have many years of
Managerial experience, I enjoy challenges, and like working with
people. I am retired and willing to devote whatever personal time
necessary to serve my individual constituents and Logan County.
6. How will you ensure effective
two-way communication with constituents? Being a good listener,
which I feel I am, should encourage people/organizations to contact
me on whatever issue they might have.. To me it is difficult to
learn much if you’re talking in lieu of listening.
7. How might you work to understand
the needs of county office holders and other recipients of county
dollars long before budget time? Once again, open
communication—listen, participate and investigate. Take the time to
get involved, learn to know the people and organizations, along with
their respective needs and responsibilities.
8. Please describe your main
platform for running. Economic growth within the County, while
preserving the Heritage of our wonderful communities.
9. Explain how you will collaborate
with local organizations to improve the quality of life and economic
prosperity of the Logan County? Support the implementation of
the Countywide Master Plan by working closely with each segment of
City Governments and local Business’.
The Master Plan will require frequent
input and adjustment as implementation moves forward. Everyone in
the County should be kept advised of any/all changes, and should be
updated via progress reports.
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10. Explain how you will partner
with city governments to improve the quality of life and economic
prosperity of each community? (Same as #9)
11. When in office what will you do
to ensure transparency regarding the work of the County Board? I
would willingly answer questions and communicate with anyone in the
County, regardless as to whether they resided in district #2. Unless
there is a highly confidential matter before the Board, the media
and County Board must maintain an "open door/meeting policy.
12. What is your definition of
economic development and how do you see that happening in Logan
County? Economic Development occurs when an existing business
expands, employing additional personnel, or when a new business
moves to one of our towns, and hires people to work there.
Additional payroll causes the need for more services, demand for
housing, all creating tax revenue. Logan County is situated
favorably to major Interstates and Railroads, providing easy access
for product movement. We have a good labor force, many good schools
and several colleges, plus very inviting neighborhoods.
13. What will you do to help
enhance economic development for the county? Word of mouth is
normally good advertisement, talking to the folks we meet, brag
about our special county and what it has to offer. Everyone should
be alert to this type of opportunity and be vocal. I would
personally support the Master Plan, working with each City
Government official in the County. Participate in the planning and
implementation process, making suggestions or recommendations along
the way. Be involved for the welfare of the County, making sure
personal agendas do not stand in the way of progress.
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