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City of Fremont, City Council, First Ward

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  • Vern Gibson

  • Steven Ray

Biographical Information

If elected, what are your priorities for economic development in your city/town/village?

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If elected, what would you consider your top three priorities? Please detail.

What is the biggest challenge in your community and how would you address it?

Occupation Dugan Funeral Chapel, Fremont, Nbraska
Education Santa Ana Senior High - Santa Ana, Calif. Bachelor of Busness, Cal. State Long Beach, Calif.,Mortuary Science Degree, Kansas City Community College,Professional Leadership Degree, Fremont, Nebraska
Current Public Office, dates held None at this time
Past Public Office, dates held Chairman, Business Council, Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, 1999 to 2018. Chairman, leadership fremont, 2001
Military experience United States Army, 1963 - 1966. Three years stationed in Berlin Germany.
Volunteer experience Chairman Fremont Chapter American Red Cross, Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, Educational Service Unit #2,(29 Years), American Legion Post #20, Crime Stoppers, Fremont, Masonic/Shrine Lodge, Cosmopolitan Club, Fremont, Kiwanis Club, Fremont,
Address 1866 Frederiksen St.,Fremont, Nebraska, 68025
Marital Status Married, 52 years, wife - Jane
Age 78
Since I would be representing ward #1, which is the developing part of Fremont, I hope to continue the communication with residents as to population increase, because of the affordable housing shortage. Fremont is moving East, and there are a lot of areas to build.Since we just had the Lincoln Premium Poultry, (Costco) build, the need for housing is already behind.
Safety of our citizens. We had flooding last year and the volunteers were amazing.
Less negitivity, both on the council and the citizens. Transparency both council and city government, economic growth.
Communication between the city and citizens. We have very few people show up at meetings because nobody wants to express themselves in front of a microphone. I would be in contact with my people in my ward as much as possible and let them know they are welcome to address the council at any time. We need to shorten our council meetings, (last 5 were over 4 hours). Council members need to either have sub-committees or other means to discuss council matters, prior to the meetings.
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