Lilydale City Mayor
The role of city mayor can vary from city to city. However, the mayor is usually the head of the city and may represent the city in front of other government bodies. A mayor also usually has a role in proposing a city budget that is approved by the city council. The budget influences the services the city provides to its residents. Mayors sometimes are voting members of city council, and in some cities the mayor is in charge of city council meetings.
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John E. Diehl
Why are you the best candidate for this position? (750 characters)
If elected, what will your top three priorities be and why? (500 characters)
How will you work with your community to promote public safety in our neighborhoods? (500 characters)
I am asking for your vote for me because of my approach to public service (respect
for all, & a commitment to the common good) & my governmental & private sector
experience in public policy, governance, & public service. This includes
service on Lilydale’s City Council for 12 years (Assistant Mayor; Personnel Committee
Chair, volunteer organizer of Lilydale’s Covid testing services); Lilydale Planning
Commission for 14 years (2 years as Chair and 12 years as City Council liaison,
including work on 2 Comp. Plans and 2 major redevelopment projects); &
Board Chair, American Cancer Society (Minnesota); Board Chair, Gillette Children’s
Hospital; & other work in the legal, education, social service, env. protection, health care & insurance fields
1.Maintain our prudent fiscal policies to provide strength & stability, assuring the availability & effectiveness of city services, manageable for all.
2. Support the availability & well-being of public safety providers (police, medical & fire).
This enhances the positives of these services provided by well-trained, well-managed, effective professionals.
3. Encourage public interest in city government, keeping public officials aware of policy issues & help identify and attract people to service.
Almost all of Lilydale’s residents live in well-organized, well-managed residential
communities. I will work on public safety by establishing close communication with and
between the leaders of these communities and our public safety agencies. The dual
purpose of these relationships will be to enhance city awareness of issues and problems,
and enhance public awareness of safety/security issues and precautionary techniques.
I am the best candidate for Mayor of Lilydale because I am a proven Leader.
Teamwork is my management style.
Very strong communication and interpersonal Skills.
Excellent analytical skills.
I am dependable and have a strong work ethic.
Very professional attitude to very situation.
Adaptable and Flexible.
Reduce Taxes Increases
Improve infrastructure while maintaining a healthy environment
Oversee the completion of the River Bluff Center
I would work to strengthen our relationship with the Police and Fire departments that serve Lilydale.
Encourage people to make friends with neighbors.
Organize neighborhood safety efforts.
Make sure people keep up their yards.
Improve lighting on streets.
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