Councilwoman Linda Conaway has announced her intention to seek a second term on the Webster City City Council. She filed her nomination papers on Monday.
Conaway said that her goals in earning re-election are to continue to increase the emphasis on the positive things Webster City has to offer business and industry as well as families wishing to relocate to the central Iowa area.
"It's a circle, when we increase our industry base and employment opportunities, we increase the number of families wishing to live in our community, which increases our tax base enabling the city to provide perks to attract more and enhance current industry, which will increase salary bases and attract more families. In essence, a high tide floats all boats."
Conaway is a nearly life-long resident of Webster City and first served on the Hotel/Motel Tax committee prior to being elected to the City Council in 2009. She is currently employed at Pro Farmer in Webster City, a division on Farm Journal Media.
She and her husband Bill have been married 33 years and have two grown children, Stacey, who is a licensed CPA for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Minneapolis, and Bryan who is a Senior Sales Trainer for AAA in Madison, Wis.
"There are so many great things our community has to offer. How many communities our size, are recognized as a 'Connected Community' within the State of Iowa?
"There are so many good things that have been started here, not just by this council, but much forethought that came through previous councils that put us in the position we're in to forge ahead of our competition with regard to landing new jobs and bringing new industry to the area," she said. "We are on the cusp, and I'd like to continue to play a role in seeing our community grow in the positive direction we are moving. We need to continue sounding our horn about what a great place Webster City is."
Conaway said people gravitate to places that are clean, friendly and family oriented.
"Webster City is all that and more. It is my intention to continue to use my 30-plus years in sales, marketing and team-building to the benefit of the city and to continue to represent all the voices in our community," she said.
Conaway said what's good for a few isn't necessarily good for everyone. Sometimes the common sense of the silent majority tends to go unrecognized. "Sure, tough questions need to be asked, but my experience has always been that you find what you are looking for. I want to give folks a reason to look at Webster City first," the incumbent candidate said.