Elect Sam Matier to the Merriam
I have lived in Merriam 31 years and have
enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and friendly neighbors.
I am now semi-retired and eager to serve
my community. Am I qualified? You decide. I'm an engineer with an MBA,
so I have the analysis tools to understand expenditures before voting
on them. My professional working career was in budget management for
major corporations like Sprint, TWA, and Airtran Airlines. My airline
responsibilities included making policy decisions on $100 million in
annual maintenance expenditures; compare that to the City of Merriam,
which spends about $50 million per year.
Four-years ago I began attending almost all city council meeting. The
long exposure to Merriam city matters qualifies me to start making city
policy decisions immediately.
Few residents have the time to attend
City Council meetings. Working for a living and spending time with your
family is demanding enough. So to help residents monitor civic matters,
four years ago I began publishing a short newsletter called "What's
Happening in Merriam City Hall". This comes out before every city
council meeting. When residents know which decisions are pending in
City Hall, they won't be blindsided as were the residents of West Vernon
Place (the sidewalk
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If you are a resident
4, I would be honored to receive your vote.
07/17/2019 Advanced voting
by mail begins - Apply
for Advanced Application Ballot
07/29/2019 Advanced voting
in person begins
07/30/2019 Advanced application
08/06/2019 Primary election
11/08/2019 Fall election
The last day to register to vote is 10/15/2019.
Click on https://jocoelection.org/registration
to print a form. After you complete the form, you can send it postal
mail, fax, or (if scanned) email.
Vision For Merriam
According to the federal government, 75%
of American children are hunger-insecure. One reason cited for this
is they don't live close enough to a grocery store. Merriam no longer
has a grocery store, because the City Council was busy backroom-dealing
on a bait and switch instead of taking care of our basic needs. Getting
a good grocery store back in Merriam is a high priority. My experience
in leasing commercial real estate would be helpful in solving this problem,
and also in bringing other desirable businesses into Merriam. Current
city leaders falsely claim they have no control over bringing new businesses
Downtown Merriam will not blossom until it is removed from the Turkey
Creek flood plain and businesses are willing to make an investment in
the area. As an elected member of the Merriam Drainage District Board,
I urge the Corp of Engineers to begin the project needed by downtown