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Candidate Viewpoint of the Day: April 1, 2019

Welcome to our “Candidate Viewpoint of the Day” series, showcasing the Fond du Lac City Council Candidates and their viewpoints on important issues in our community. Each day through April 1, we’ll feature a different question along with the candidate’s responses. All six City Council candidates have been invited to participate. For more information on the candidate and their viewpoints, please click on their name to visit their social media site.

Question 7: What does your ideal Fond du Lac look like in 5-10 years?

Brian Kolstad: In the future, I see a growing diversity of businesses and people. Manufacturing will always be a cornerstone of the local economy, but as younger generations join the workforce and invest in our community, we will see more technology and innovation. I see our downtown becoming a center for arts, entertainment, and commerce. New businesses have been opening every year, and that trend will only accelerate as the Hotel Retlaw welcomes visitors to stay in our downtown. The Council can help push our economy in the right direction, but our future will be driven by ambitious business owners and individuals.

Derek TerBeest: Thriving small local businesses, better roads and transportation infrastructure, and great community involvement are the things I’d like to see. Ideally, a well-managed budget without excessive borrowing or tax increases would be the biggest thing I’d like to participate in. With responsible financial management and high impact investments, we can build on some of the current success we’re seeing to ensure a bright future.

This is the final post in the 2019 Spring Election “Candidate Viewpoint of the Day” series.