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City of North Platte, City Council, Ward 3

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    Brad Garrick

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    Don Kurre

Biographical Information

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

If elected, what would be your top priorities in an extreme weather event?

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 Clinical Business Intelligence Analyst, Clinically Integrated Network Owner Top Tier, RA Productions
Education 1998 North Platte High School Graduate
Volunteer experience Martial Arts Instructor Women's Self Defense Advocate & Instructor North Platte Noon Rotary Club
Address 1118 W. 5th St. North Platte, NE 69101
Marital Status Married
Age 40
My top priority for economic development is not only supporting and streamlining processes to help existing local businesses thrive, but also working to attract other businesses and industries to our community (such is information technology, logistics, and manufacturing.) This will help our town with a diversified job market, which will increase quality of life, attract new people, and impact our housing.
Safety first, security second, and third, keeping all municipalities running.
Jobs - We need to diversify our job market. Attracting new industries is key.

Growth - The population of North Platte has been stagnant for three decades. It's time to grow our community.

Fiscal Responsibility - Just like you have to balance your checkbook, your government should also be wise with the money it spends. Spending less could allow us to lower taxes in the future.
Job diversification is the biggest challenge in our community. We have one major employer. What if that employer decides to leave North Platte? We need to grow our local businesses and attract new businesses to the area.
Occupation Coordinator North Platte Citizen Advocacy and Adjunct Faculty MPCC
Education Master of Arts in Religious Studies, BA in Philosophy
Past Public Office, dates held North Platte City Council Ward 3 2006 - 2010
Military experience None
Volunteer experience Immediate Past President North Platte Noon Rotary Club, Co-Chair Music on the Bricks, Member of Flat Rock Irregulars North Platte's Playing for Prime Rib Feed, North Platte Historical Museum Corn Feed, DTA Christmas Committee and Chair Kids Fest.
Address 1110 W 3rd St North Platte NE 69101
Marital Status Married to Imo Kurre
Age 70
Twitter @Don_np
My priorities for economic development include supporting the businesses we already have in North Platte. I’m committed to address the role property tax plays in recruitment and retention of business. It is important to work jointly with the North Platte Development Corporation to recruit businesses. Finally, I’m committed to tell the stories about North Platte and our wonderful community.
The role of the City Council would be to ensure the necessary policies, ordinances and funding are in place to lessen the impact of extreme weather events. I will support the work of the Lincoln County Emergency Management agency to educate the community for extreme weather readiness.
If elected my top three priorities would be: property taxes, city’s infrastructure and quality of life. I pledge to do what I can to hold the line on property taxes by watching the City’s budget and setting priorities. I will work as a member of the council to set priorities and plan for preserving and improving the city’s infrastructure. We moved to North Platte in 1985 and I enjoy living in North Platte. I enjoy living here because of our parks, rec center, tourist venues, library, museums, educational opportunities, nonprofits and the friendly nature of the members of this community. I pledge to foster the environment that encourages and supports our quality of life. It is also important to make room for people to take initiatives to enrich our community.
The biggest challenge for North Platte is uncertainty. This uncertainty results from the impact of Covid-19 on our economy and life and the Union Pacific Railroad’s changing approach to railroading. It is a time for listening, transparency, taking initiatives and being open to change. This is a time when we, as Rotarians pledge, to place service above self.