Thank you to the voters of Lake Forest Park. I am very grateful for the support I received. My special thanks to all those who actively supported my campaign by contributing money, taking yard signs, hosting coffees, and just spreading the word.
I would also like to extend my congratulations to my opponent and all the other candidates. Elections are not only about filling positions; they are also about creating dialogue about the future of our city, and a reservoir of fresh ideas.
This Web site will remain active for a few weeks. Please feel free to use it to pass along ideas, questions, concerns you may want to share with me. Also use it to let me know of any yard signs that still need to be picked up!
During this campaign, I heard from many residents about your ideas for the city – what you think would make a great city even better. Most of those ideas and concerns directly relate to the topics in the Comprehensive Plan, which we will be updating over the next year. I urge you to participate in the various planning events the city will be conducting, and see that your ideas are heard. A good way to start is to be sure you are signed up to receive notification from the city about the forums, surveys and other planning events that will be conducted during the year. You can do this easily through the “Notify Me” link on the Lake Forest Park Web site. One choice is Comprehensive Planning events, but you can sign up for other types of notifications as well.
Welcome to my campaign website.
I’ve lived in Lake Forest Park for 22 years, and taken an active role in the life of this community, and now I’ve decided to run for Lake Forest Park city council.
This is something very new for me. Over the years, I’ve worked on a number of civic projects, but usually in the background. However, in discussions about the upcoming election, many friends have urged me to run.
This is an important time in our city’s history. When it was formed in the early 1900’s, Lake Forest Park was envisioned as an oasis where streams and forests would define the landscapes, and where families could flourish far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
In 2013 things have changed a bit! While many of the original core values remain, in many ways the City has come to us. I believe we are currently engaged in an important conversation about what we want our community to be, now and into the future. What do we really value about this place and want to preserve? What services do we expect from government? What kind of community life do we want?
I don’t claim to have all the answers. But I am committed to doing the hard work necessary to be an informed voice on the City Council and represent all the residents of Lake Forest Park.
I welcome your thoughts about where we are and where we need to go. Please contact me at Mark@mark4lfpcouncil.org.