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 city issues 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
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. Check out the videos
I filmed over the last four years if you have any doubts about my experience
on Merriam city issues.
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
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Why am I running for Merriam City Council? For years I have tried to
help my neighbors by publishing a free city hall newsletter for residents
so they are better informed and speaking before the council on behalf
of my neighbors on numerous occasions. Here
is a video of a public comment given by a respected member of our
community to the city council. He said "We have a failure of local
government that is supposed to exist to serve it's community."
I want to fix that failure.
Help me represent your wishes
on the Merriam City Council