Meet the Candidates, Westlake Ward 2: Nate Cross

Nate Cross, Ward 2 candidate

I am running because this role serves as an additional opportunity for me to serve my community, in a capacity I am well qualified for.

Most importantly, I am running because I firmly believe that service on City Council requires a non-partisan approach, and fully understand that there isn't a Republican or Democrat way to patch a pothole, or pick-up rubbish. To me, it is all about service and responsiveness to every taxpayer, while listening to everyone's concerns, so that each resident (regardless of political affiliation) truly has a voice on council.

I also pledge to provide straight talk to find solutions to resident's concerns, without any nonsense rhetoric; and will follow through with action, not promises.

My qualifications include a Master's in Public Administration (MPA), with a strong background as a seasoned non-profit executive, with over 25-years of leadership experience helping others while serving as Executive Director of many charitable causes, such as my current role with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Additionally, I also have a strong record of public service, as I am a former elected member of the Westlake Board of Education; former member of the Westlake City Planning Commission; and have over 10 years experience working at every level of government.

I am also pleased that my candidacy is being supported by Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough. With your support, and my proven ability to work with Mayor Clough, I am certain we will continue to move forward: as we can do better!

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Volume 13, Issue 19, Posted 10:02 AM, 10.05.2021