Serving the public as an elected leader is a tremendous privilege with critical responsibilities. I will never have all the answers and I will never promise to have all the answers. Leaders who serve the public must be able to recognize this and understand how their decisions impact others.
Elected leaders must be able to listen, effectively communicate, work together to find solutions, and always understand that they are serving the community and our shared future. Below is a brief set of ways that describe how I hope to serve our community as a member of the Lake Elmo City Council.
Our community has a rich history and a promising future. Together we have an opportunity to plan for our future while honoring our past. The debate for our community is not pro-growth vs anti-growth but rather how can we plan and prepare for the needs and priorities of our families moving forward.
In having served several years as a Planning Commissioner for Lake Elmo and in serving as a Lake Elmo representative for the 3M Pollution Settlement Commission, there are several shared values that I plan to prioritize as a council member:
Serving the public is an honor but it also is a tremendous responsibility. It requires integrity, leadership, and a commitment to finding the best solutions that serve the public overall.
I know what serving our community and its residents looks like. I have served professionally as a public servant for over a decade. I am in my second term serving Lake Elmo as a Planning Commissioner. For the last two years I have advocated for residents by serving on the 3M Pollution Settlement Commission. These experiences have taught me that elected leaders must:
Leaders must be able to effectively gather information in an objective and deliberative manner before making decisions that impact others. This requires a commitment to seek the input of others, to strive for objective data, and to incorporate professional guidance and expertise.
As a council member, I will:
You can help affirm our shared values by getting involved . If you are interested in receiving a yard sign or being involved in helping to spread our shared message, send an email with your contact information to HoltzforLECityCouncil@gmail.com
Acting upon our shared values is not free. As we are in the midst of a global pandemic, it will be critical to use means of communication that are productive and safe.
If you wish to donate and help pay for signs and literature, you can:
1) Use a debit or credit card
2) Send cash or a check to "Holtz for Council" at P.O. Box 114, Lake Elmo, MN 55042-0114