Jim Shirk files for Carson City Supervisor Ward 4
Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 8:48am
Jim Shirk has filed to be a candidate for Carson City Supervisor Ward 4, where he will face off with incumbent Molly Walt.
Here is the statement he sent announcing his candidacy:
Today I have officially filed to be a candidate for Carson City Board of Supervisor Ward 4.
The next four years there will be major decisions that will directly impact citizens and business in our community. The future of Carson City is very personal to me as a citizen, parent and business person, I am positive it is for you as well.
Together we can help our community achieve its full potential. I pledge to support appropriate economic developments that will genuinely improve Carson City, as your Supervisor I will ensure there is no long-term debt and our self-sustaining community can and will prosper.
It’s very important for the community to realize the Downtown Project is simply not the catalyst, nor the solution for education or jobs. Those closest to the process have stated “I’m not sure anyone completely understands it (the project) and we should move forward with baby steps” The donation being made by the Nugget is very generous and this project remains very achievable sometime in the future. Meantime we need to be supporting our existing businesses because this can only assist in bringing new employment to our region, if and when the project is completed.
My focus will be promoting compelling reason for people and businesses to come to Carson City as a destination, a business opportunity and a place to live. Starting with the recent City economic impact report that reflects a 16 million dollar revenue generator – Sports Tourism – this should be our immediate priority.
Our community’s strengths and weakness, such as quality-of-life amenities, infrastructure and work force skill determine the potential of our local economy and will help to support our economic growth.
My goals are to identify and deal with our community needs, issues and priorities by partnering with local agencies, business and citizens and to make decisions that reflect the true interests and needs of our community I believe a Supervisor must be in tune with their constituents and the wider community of which they serve. To do this community participation in all strategic planning is a high priority.
My knowledge and understanding of the our community stems from my Real Estate Business from which I gained the insight about the different perspectives of why people move here and more importantly, why people stay here. I am presently serving as a Commissioner on the; Planning and Cultural Commissions.
Carson City is a remarkable community full of great people, I am extremely proud to say this is my home. “I Love Carson City” and with your support together we can move forward by making Carson City a healthy, fiscally-sound, safe and appealing community.