On November 2nd, Marion residents will have the opportunity to select their next at large city council member, a seat currently held by Randy Strnad. First I want to commend the entire council, including Randy, for their leadership of Marion’s strong residential and commercial growth.
I’m writing to support Dale Monroe (dalemonroe.com) who is running to join the council as an at large candidate. He has been a resident of Marion for over 40 years and has a demonstrated history of serving our community. Dale has significant leadership experience guiding both civic and educational organizations.
He currently serves on Marion’s Planning and Zoning Commission and has seen first hand the challenges a growing community must balance between growth and the stewardship of the infrastructure we have today. Dale understands that Marion needs to be out in front of development activities.
An example of this is the success of Prospect Meadows, the growth of East Town Crossing at IA-13/US-151, and the eventual connection of Tower Terrace Road. The city needs a proactive plan for development in this corridor rather than reacting to increasing development.
As Marion continues to Reach Higher I know Dale understands that he must listen to the citizens he represents, learn from the information gathered by specialists and experts, and then lead by setting direction that is in the best interest of the community of Marion.
Vote Dale Monroe for Marion City Council at large on November 2nd.