Prairie Village Mayoral candidates on the issues: What makes you the best candidate to lead Prairie Village?

first_imgToday we finish up with the Prairie Village Mayoral candidates’ responses to our election issues questionnaire.Here’s item number five:What makes you the best candidate to lead Prairie Village government the next four year and possibly beyond?Eric MikkelsonHere are a few of the reasons why I am the best candidate to lead Prairie Village government:I am in favor of maintaining the character of our neighborhoods with the reasonable Phase 2 residential guidelines on teardowns. My opponent repeatedly voted to undermine and kill those guidelines.I made a motion to reduce your 2018 property tax rate. My opponent voted against it.I served a full term on the city council, on my homes association board, and as a municipal judge.I successfully worked with others to create two new PV parks from inception, including using a creative TIF to finance Meadowbrook Park. My opponent states she would “never” support a TIF.I have been a consistent champion of expanding bike and walkability in Prairie Village.I am a successful business owner and business lawyer.I have a college degree and a law degree. I am also a graduate of the Prairie Village Citizens Police Academy.During my time on council I was a consensus builder, including keeping Prairie Village fiscally strong as the Chair of the Finance Committee. I made a successful motion, unanimously backed by that committee, to reject a public financing request for a multi-story parking garage in Corinth Shops.I am in favor of an NDO. My opponent tried to defeat it, suggesting Prairie Village public restaurants could refuse to serve gay residents based on religious grounds.I raised my family here, consistently voted in elections, and actively engaged in the community to support our Prairie Village schools. The first local election my opponent voted in was 2016 when she ran for Council.I kept my campaign focused on the issues and voting records, refraining from the personal character attacks and extremism that poisons so much of our politics. As a result, I earned the support and endorsements of moderate, bipartisan groups such as Mainstream Coalition’s MainPac as well as prominent Prairie Village pillars of the community across the political spectrum.These distinctions make me the best candidate to lead Prairie Village into the future. If you agree, please vote for Eric Mikkelson on November 6.If you can do more to ensure that Prairie Village elects engaged, experienced, effective leadership, please visit www.mikkelsonforpv.com to contact me and find out how you can help the campaign.Thank you!Serena SchermolyI am asking to represent all residents of Prairie Village because we need a mayor we can trust. We need someone who represents our community in a non-partisan, collaborative manner. My professional experience has given me the skills and temperament to lead, listen, get input from all stakeholders and make decisions that lead us forward.I’m not a lawyer, I’m a mother, who has had to work hard for everything I have gotten in my life. I quit school when I was a senior in high school and I found I couldn’t get into the college I wanted to go to, because my school was not accredited. I worked two jobs until I was able to go to college. The month before I left, I found out I was pregnant with my first daughter. As a young expectant mother, raised by her grandparents, I had three options, adoption, abortion or I was on my own. Well, I took my own path. It wasn’t always easy but, my 26-year-old daughter is more than worth the law degree I sought.When I was young I was a single struggling mother, I worked hard to pay the bills like many residents of Prairie Village. I understand struggling for the extra few dollars that it cost for school fees, child care, increases in utility bills, rising property taxes. I have been there, but, I didn’t quit, or blame others for the circumstances of life. I had to work hard. When I moved to Prairie Village I found my home. I got involved in my community, to help out where I could.As Mayor, I would encourage a robust volunteer corps and focused public engagement to explore what’s possible with Property Tax Relief, or Aging in Place, enhancing beautification, working with our schools, and any other opportunity to do more with the resources we already possess. I am committed to environmental issues, finding grants, building our bike and pedestrian paths while protecting our trees, strengthening our Arts programming, from additional concerts, a volunteer orchestra, choir, theater group. There are endless possibilities. We will accomplish much more by bringing our voices and our visions together under a Mayor who listens and has a “pitch in and help” attitude. This is not about me this is about us.I have a passion for Prairie Village. As your mayor, I would have the right attitude and temperament to be the best candidate to work with other council members and city employees to negotiate positive solutions and to reestablish a harmonious atmosphere for the betterment of our city. I want to be your mayor in order to work hard to maintain the quality of life in Prairie Village. I will not use my position to simply add to my resume so as to create a stepping stone for higher elected office.Our city is my sole priority.Please vote for Serena Schermoly for Mayor on November 6th. www.serenaschermoly.org That’s it! Thanks to both candidates for their participationlast_img read more

WWL appoints new president and ceo

first_imgHe will be based at the company’s headquarters in Lysaker, Norway, effective June 21, 2013. Connor – formerly WWL’s deputy ceo and chief commercial officer -replaces Arild B. Iversen at the helm of the firm. Iversen, who served as president and ceo of WLL for the past six years, will move into a consultancy role within the Wallenius Group. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is a joint venture between WWASA and Wallenius, established in 1999, providing a combination of shipping and logistics services worldwide.Christopher J. Connor  www.2wglobal.comlast_img

BURNING QUESTIONS

first_img 2,171 2 Forums Home Sports Logos Share on other sites 250 Sign in to follow this   Location:Long Island, NY BURNING QUESTIONS Location:New Jersey Prev 0 Link to post Posted September 25, 2006 IceCap 21,575 The Steelers logo is interesting to me. Is there any other professional sports team who’s logo is, somewhat stolen, from some other form of industry or such? 985 Link to post 0 250 985 SportsLogo 0 Share on other sites Link to post Link to post bulldogbarks55 five boroughs, one City. Prev Members Link to post Moderators Share on other sites Link to post DIAMONDBACKS NATION Piping Free Edited September 26, 2006 by bulldogbarks55 Location:Utah Share this post 741 posts 0 Followers 0 Share on other sites 0 Location:Toronto, ON Except for the fact that there’s absolutely no requirement that they “match” them.The Packers ruined their road jerseys by trying to match them to the home jerseys. No there isn’t, but 99% of the time it looks better when the home and roads match. Members Posted September 26, 2006 0 iowahoo Members The Steelers logo is interesting to me. Is there any other professional sports team who’s logo is, somewhat stolen, from some other form of industry or such? Also, Detroit Neon indoor soccer team. Share this post Share on other sites 0 Link to post Members iowahoo STL FANATIC 2 8 Gothamite 21,575 Link to post Also don’t the Canucks use something of a corporate logo? The whale on the crest, which has nothing at all to do with the term “Canuck” is a reference to ORCA, the ownership group of the team. Really? I thought the whale referred to the orcas that can be seen on the west coast. Or it could be both. 2,826 posts Posted September 25, 2006 Location:Livonia, NY (near Rochester) Link to post Share on other sites 0 Members Posted September 26, 2006 Location:Charleston, SC Link to post Share this post Share this post Link to post Location:Ottawa, ON Share this post Next spartacat_12 Share on other sites Share this post 2,171 145 0 jhans203 capn89 79 79 I just have some random questions that have been bothering me for a while.First of all, why is the NY Giants home jersey blue and white without a trace of red, but the road is white and red without a trace of blue. Second, why does the Steelers helmet have the logo on one side only. 2,192 Share on other sites The giants have no excuses. They wanted to go throwback on the road–it matches an older uniform…but they have no excuses for not making any effort to match the home and road in any way. rams80 0 five boroughs, one City. Followers 0 Share this post Link to post Members 4,078 Link to post (edited) Members 1,110 posts 0 SportsLogos.Net 0 8 Share this post Tradition. jhans203 Share on other sites King of Consistency 1,913 posts BBM 2018 NFC West Champs! 39 2,192 14,053 posts In a similar vein the Brewer’s logo is somewhat reminiscant of a Miller Brewing- colors and wheat, especially the script M by it self, makes me think Miller. Link to post Share this post Posted September 25, 2006 Share on other sites iowahoo Posted September 26, 2006 79 STL FANATIC 22,645 1 0 0 22,645 Posted September 26, 2006 Edited September 26, 2006 by SabreGuy 53,285 posts 2 22,645 Gothamite SportsLogos.Net Location:Charleston, SC 0 0 Members Members SabreGuy Share on other sites Location:Belleville, ON, CA Share this post (edited) The Steelmark logo was used in print, radio and television ads as well as on labels for all steel products, from steel tanks to tricycles to filing cabinets.As a Browns fan I can’t help but question how Stillers fans can write about using a logo on radio ads. . . . . HA, you know, I must have read that thing ten times, and it never dawned on me it said they used the steelmark in radio ads. Nice. Also don’t the Canucks use something of a corporate logo? The whale on the crest, which has nothing at all to do with the term “Canuck” is a reference to ORCA, the ownership group of the team. Really? I thought the whale referred to the orcas that can be seen on the west coast. Or it could be both.Wait a minute . . . do you mean to suggest that sports logos can employ images that are uniquely representative of the community where a team is based, and not simply images that are strictly illustrative of the team’s nickname?I don’t know what consciousness-enhancing drugs you’ve been smoking, but that is way too enlightened a notion for most of the narrow minds around here. Members Share this post BBM Posted September 26, 2006 Sports Logo News Bemused membercenter_img 22,645 Favourite Logos:Florida State’s monograms and arrowhead | Late 90s/early 2000s Washington Capitals’ eagle | Coastal Carolina’s Chanticleer | Oklahoma State Cowboys | Tennessee Titans’ Fireball of Prometheus 145 Share on other sites 0 DrBear 1,489 posts Members The Milwaukee Admirals were named because their owner at the time sold Admiral appliances, and I believe they used the same block-letter italic font Admiral did for a short period as their wordmark. Posted September 26, 2006 Share this post capn89 2 amare32 45,948 posts 2,171 0 4,078 Members 0 0 0 If it’s burning, you should see your doctor ASAP. Forums Home DrBear Members 0 8 22,645 53,285 posts 0 Buc Members Link to post Location:About a mile from Lambeau Field 0 Share on other sites 4,078 Gordie Share this post 1,459 posts Share on other sites Gothamite 0 rams80 Share this post Location:Back to Back division titles! First time since 78-79 (!!) 39 Share this post Share this post 2,192 528 posts officeglenn iowahoo Posted September 26, 2006 Posted September 26, 2006 Page 1 of 2   0 BURNING QUESTIONS 528 posts 0 22,645 0 Link to post Posted September 26, 2006 13,464 posts 0 15,125 posts Sports Logos spartacat_12 The Steelers logo is interesting to me. Is there any other professional sports team who’s logo is, somewhat stolen, from some other form of industry or such? The Buffalo Bisons of the old AHL used to have a Pepsi cap as their logo/crest.The Steelmark logo was used in print, radio and television ads as well as on labels for all steel products, from steel tanks to tricycles to filing cabinets.As a Browns fan I can’t help but question how Stillers fans can write about using a logo on radio ads. . . . . Posted September 26, 2006 43 posts SportsLogo Share on other sites Posted September 25, 2006 IceCap Page 1 of 2   Members 250 Since I live near Rochester I grew up watching the Amerks in the ’50s and ’60s. One of the Amerks’ biggest rivals were the Buffalo Bisons. The Bisons’ bottle-cap logo is an all-time hockey classic. It came to be because the Pastor brothers, Ruby, Sam and Al were the Buffalo-area bottler of Pepsi-Cola and also bought the hockey Bisons in 1956 from the Jacobs Family (Sportservice). They created the logo as an obvious marketing ploy to promote their soft-drink business. At first the AHL Board of Governors didn’t like the tie-in, but they did like the fact that the Pastors were good, stable and fairly well-to-do owners, so the league relented. The almighty dollar wins again. SabreGuy Share on other sites 2 Share on other sites 0 iowahoo Posted September 26, 2006 Posted September 26, 2006 Location:Charleston, SC officeglenn Members Link to post 145 Posted September 26, 2006 Share on other sites This topic is now closed to further replies. 0 0 Gordie Also don’t the Canucks use something of a corporate logo? The whale on the crest, which has nothing at all to do with the term “Canuck” is a reference to ORCA, the ownership group of the team. 0 Buc Location:Ashburton Grove We’ll get turned around soon. By spartacat_12, September 25, 2006 in Sports Logo News 0 1,808 posts Location:Somewhere on I-90 most likely iowahoo Posted September 26, 2006 Wait a minute . . . do you mean to suggest that sports logos can employ images that are uniquely representative of the community where a team is based, and not simply images that are strictly illustrative of the team’s nickname?I don’t know what consciousness-enhancing drugs you’ve been smoking, but that is way too enlightened a notion for most of the narrow minds around here. Somewhat along those same lines…Anyone wonder how the Jacksonville Jaguars got their name?Well, if anyone can recall the lawsuit over Jaguar the automotive company threatening legal action against the franchise for using a logo that was too similar to their own “leaping cat” logo, there’s actually an interesting twist behind that that is actually quite retarded when one looks at it in retrospect. You see, Jaguar had quite a few corporate and executive offices in the Jacksonville area, and the franchise was named that, somewhat to represent that prescence. Now one would think that naming a football team after your automotive make (especially one as prestigious as Jaguar is perceived to be–even if they are as unreliable as all get-out) would be a good–even ingenious–way to promote your brand, FOR FREE. Well, the folks at Jaguar (owned by Ford, no less) didn’t take too kindly to Jacksonville’s “leaping cat” logo looking so similar to Jaguar’s “leaping cat”, which is why the Jags changed their logo.Has there ever been a more prominent example of automotive head-honcho stupidity?That was a chance for FREE publicity, promotion, and advertisement, and they blew it. Needless to say, the higher-ups at Ford were none too pleased with that move.But anyway, there’s another example that somehow relates to the topic of this thread. amare32 Share this post Victoria Concordia Crescit Assistant to the Travelling Secretary – New York Yankees Next 0 bulldogbarks55 Members Members 0 Share this post 0 Link to post 0 We the North! 0 5,259 posts All Activity 21,575 0 35,628 posts 985 All Activity Moderators Recommended Posts Link to post Location:Tampa, FL Except for the fact that there’s absolutely no requirement that they “match” them.The Packers ruined their road jerseys by trying to match them to the home jerseys. 528 posts Posted September 26, 2006 Share this post Share on other sites Sign in to follow this   3,218 posts 39 1 Posted September 25, 2006 Gothamite 0 Share on other sites I was surprised that the Giants stuck with the throwback road unis again this year. IIRC, they were commemorating some anniversary associated with the club last year, so I figured they’d go back this season. Go To Topic Listing The Steelers’ helmet logo is a good story:http://news.steelers.com/tradition/logohistory/ Link to post Gothamite: how did the Packers’ road jerseys used to look?Also don’t the Canucks use something of a corporate logo? Share this post Sports Logo News BURNING QUESTIONSlast_img read more