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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mark Collier: Why I'm Running for Fort Thomas City Council

Dear Readers,

After much time and contemplation, I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring for Fort Thomas City Council.

This city has been a passion of mine from the time I walked into Ruth Moyer Elementary School to today, where I make my livelihood by featuring the stories and people that make our city so wonderful on Fort Thomas Matters and in Fort Thomas Living.

I grew up here, I went to school here, and I work here now.

I want what's best for our community and schools and I’m going to work tirelessly to make sure Fort Thomas stays on top.

Through my time on the Board of the Fort Thomas Business Association and throughout the process of being involved with the Fort Thomas Community Plan, I’ve had the opportunity to sit on the same side of the table as the city and I’ve loved the collaboration. I’ve seen the passion and dedication of our residents and staff and I just couldn’t sit on the sideline anymore.

It’s time for me to serve our city in an official capacity.

I’ve been lucky enough to grow this business and to hire writers and in doing so, I’ve been able to remove myself from the day-to-day council coverage. Our beat writer goes to council, records what’s happening, writes about what has taken place and publishes it without any input from me. If council or staff has a correction, which they rarely do, we listen and move on that suggestion. That model has been in place for going on two years.

My promise is to continue to be fair and accurate. Our beat writers will have complete autonomy to write about council and the subsequent campaign leading up to the election. I pledge to my fellow candidates who are seeking office that they will receive the same opportunities that they otherwise would have on our platform. Simply, my goal is to continue the way in which you consume news on Fort Thomas Matters without interruption.

I have always sought more transparency from council and that will continue to be my promise to you. You deserve to know what’s happening and how your city is being run.

We are on the right track and I’m excited to get to work for you.

Mark Collier

Mark Collier, with wife Lindsey, and children Benny and Landon. 

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your decision! I am sure you will be a wonderful leader for the city. Let Debbie and I know how we can help . We live in Newport but have several friends and family in Ft. Thomas.