13 folks have utilized for a short-term appointment to fill a emptiness on the Minot Metropolis Council.

The council will take into account the candidates at its assembly Monday at 5:30 p.m. in Metropolis Corridor. Conferences are also broadcast on the town’s YouTube Channel.

Candidates are Alicia Moody, Andrew Schultz, Doug McHenry, Gary Lucy, Jennifer Weigel, Macy Christianson, Miranda Schuler, Nikki Paulsen, Roscoe Streyle, Ryan Schoen, Scott Burlingame, Trev Albright and Zach Raknerud.

The council has voted to set a Nov. 8 particular election to fill the seat and can act on the mandatory decision Monday. The appointee would serve solely till the particular election however may select to run for the place. The emptiness was created when Tom Ross was elected mayor in June, midway by way of his four-year time period. November’s election winner will fill the remaining time within the time period.

Moody is a partner of a Minot Air Power Base airman and an internet faculty pupil in psychology and political science. She has lived in Minot since 2017. She mentioned in her utility that she has been planning to run for council as she nears the completion of her faculty research.

“I do know that I’ve the fervour and I do know I’ve the intelligence. I simply want the chance,” she wrote. “My husband and I’ve fallen so in love with Minot that we have now simply prolonged for one more 5 years with the navy.”

Schultz is proprietor of Worthington & Schultz, a Minot legislation agency. He served as metropolis legal professional for the Metropolis of Surrey till October of final yr, noting that authorities transparency, employment points and financial and residential improvement had been key issues. He additionally has authorized training on municipal points regarding open information, public conferences and normal municipal legislation.

“I even have in depth expertise in public coverage, as a board member and first government director of the Minot Space Restoration Group Group, as a decade-long advocate for dependancy restoration in my legislation follow by way of our court docket programs, and participation in native politics. I discovered buddies from all throughout the political spectrum on a variety of points, and I’m identified for with the ability to talk about points and insurance policies with individuals who don’t agree with me,” he wrote.

Schultz additionally wrote {that a} candidate in November shouldn’t have the benefit of being a sitting, appointed member, which is why he plans to not run for the seat.

McHenry, a 26-year resident of Minot, cited his work expertise in state authorities.

“My state work expertise provides me a novel skill to use authorities information, in all its kinds, to enterprise processes. A few of my enterprise course of information contains accounting, finance, amenities, stock management, budgeting, vendor administration, security consulting and numerous operational processes,” he wrote.

McHenry additionally has served as president and treasurer for an area sportsmen’s group.

Lucy, a resident of Minot for 28 years, owns Probitas Promotions, Inc. He mentioned he would deliver a capability to cooperatively talk with an open thoughts. As chief monetary officer, he mentioned, he’s accustomed to monetary evaluations and budgets.

“Residents of Minot and guests to the neighborhood depend on sound judgement by the Minot Metropolis Council to maintain prices down whereas nonetheless making sound funding choices that assist the neighborhood to be an ideal place to stay, work and go to,” he wrote. “As a long-time resident, I’ve had very constructive experiences with the choices of the neighborhood. Nonetheless, I’ve additionally acknowledged there are at all times new unexpected challenges that have to be addressed and there are limitless alternatives for enchancment.”

Weigel, a Minot native, is administrative assistant for the Burleigh-Morton County Public Defenders Workplace, having labored within the authorized area for greater than 10 years in Minot. She serves as coaching chair for the Northern Lights, Tomahawk District of the Boy Scouts of America. She is also on board secretary for the Minot Males’s Winter Refuge and volunteers with different nonprofits. She was a founding member of the midday Toastmasters group.

“I consider the talents I’ve acquired whereas working for the general public would assist deliver perspective in addition to authenticity to the place if given the prospect,” she mentioned.

Christianson is monetary administrator for Wagons West Administration, which incorporates Pizza Ranch. She beforehand labored as case supervisor for a Minot girls’s shelter and for Minot Public Faculties as a paraprofessional.

She has been concerned in neighborhood organizations as a volunteer and board member. She served as Miss North Dakota and at the moment serves on the board for North Dakota Miss Superb, a corporation for ladies and ladies with disabilities that focuses on inclusivity.

“Service to my neighborhood has at all times been a giant a part of my life,” she wrote. “Being concerned with our susceptible populations, our faculty system and native enterprise sector have all uncovered me to all of the distinctive points of our metropolis.”

Schuler is an insurance coverage enterprise proprietor, former council member and previous faculty board member who ran for mayor in final June’s election. She wrote that her earlier authorities experiences and her presence on the metropolis’s preliminary funds conferences this yr will decrease the educational curve. She famous, if appointed, she can be the one council member personally impacted by the 2011 flood.

“I get pleasure from a problem, take into account public service an honor and maintain myself to a really excessive moral normal each personally and professionally,” she wrote.

Paulsen is an lively volunteer, serving on the board for the Second Story Membership and on the Human Rights Committee at Kalix. She wrote that the previous choice to scale back the scale of the town council failed to realize the target of bringing in new voices.

“Reducing the scale of the town council ended up limiting new voices from having any say in how the town is run. Ending the ward system additionally successfully ended illustration for the working households of Ward 2. As a resident of Ward 2 for over 40 years, I’m submitting my identify for the vacant seat,” she wrote.

Streyle, a banker and former legislator, mentioned he plans to run in November if elected. He beforehand ran in 2020 for the council.

Streyle, who has lived and labored in Minot for 21 years, cited his robust relationships with state officers and metropolis workers. He mentioned his expertise in banking provides him a novel perspective into small companies.

“Minot have to be the perfect place to do enterprise within the state. It is a ardour of mine. Metropolis authorities have to be development oriented and above all conscious of the folks and the neighborhood’s wants,” he wrote. “My enterprise and public service expertise positions me properly to hit the bottom operating for the robust choices that must be made within the coming months regarding the Metropolis of Minot’s funds. It won’t be simple to fund the priorities and move a balanced funds with out growing taxes, however I do know I can present priceless enter throughout this important time.”

Schoen is a gasoline transport driver. He’s a former volunteer firefighter and safety officer. He moved from Wisconsin to Minot in October 2013.

“I consider in steadiness in terms of the non-public sector and the federal government sector,” he wrote. “I’m additionally conscious of the truth that there’ll at all times be questions on what’s the correct position for presidency, and what’s not. That’s the place I see the necessity for steadiness.

“So most of the individuals who stay listed below are hardworking People who additionally moved right here for work,” he added. “I like those that are productive and artistic of their pursuit of the American Dream. Minot has given a lot to me and my household and I want to share that pleasure and perspective with so many others.”

Burlingame is government director of Independence, Inc.; president of the Minot Alliance of Nonprofits; state president of Inexpensive Housing Builders Included; and previous president of the Affiliation of Applications for Rural Unbiased Residing. He ran for metropolis council in 2020.

“Nonetheless, earlier than I ran, or after that election, I’ve by no means waited for elected workplace to search out methods to make this neighborhood stronger. I’ve served on native, state, and nationwide boards, councils, and commissions which are devoted to creating this neighborhood stronger,” he wrote.

He serves on the Minot Space Chamber EDC Authorities Affairs Committee, participated on the Census Full Rely Committee and served on the Minot Housing & Group Character Focus Group.

“I’ve a demonstrated historical past of neighborhood involvement and management that may assist me to make this council stronger. I’ve widespread expertise in working with folks from numerous backgrounds to get issues completed and I’ve in depth expertise with making advanced funds choices,” he wrote.

A Minot native, Albright is an architect who spent 15 years with the U.S. Military Corps of Engineers in overseeing development tasks in North Dakota, Montana and South Dakota. He returned to Minot in 1995 to work as base architect at Minot Air Power Base, and for the previous seven years has been engineering flight chief within the Civil Engineer Squadron on the base.

He additionally volunteers in numerous youth packages, together with serving 23 years as a hockey coach and 14 years on the Minot Hockey Boosters board. He served on the 2011 Flood Restoration Committee, is a former chairman of the Minot Excessive Drafting Class Advisory Committee and former president of the Minot Gun Canine Membership.

“I really feel my expertise working for the Air Power and the Corps of Engineers, my development information and involvement with youth organizations can be an asset to the Metropolis Council,” he wrote.

Raknerud had been on the June poll to fill one other council opening.

“Via this expertise, I used to be capable of earn the assist and pleasure of many citizens,” he wrote. “Many have reached out to me asking that I search this appointment as a result of they appreciated my marketing campaign and the angle I’d deliver.”

Raknerud, who works as a gross sales supervisor, mentioned his precedence is to be a constructive consultant for Minot and to make knowledgeable choices in the perfect curiosity of the neighborhood. He indicated his curiosity in operating in November.



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