By Brian Hayer
I am excited to support Joe Burgum for Fargo City Commission and urge you to support him as well.
I have known him for many years and respect his creative ideas, honesty, and passion. He loves this city and wants to make it even better.
Burgum is a collaborator who gets citizens involved in giving feedback to city leaders and planners. He strives to create open access to city meeting times and places, encourage citizens to come to public meetings and have public information readily accessible. He would advocate for online platforms to share ideas and public meetings for Fargo residents to learn and ask questions.
As a downtown business owner, I am impressed with Burgum's commitment to entrepreneurs. He supports entrepreneurs by providing a business development course called Co.Starters. There have been numerous local businesses launched through completing the course who go on to contribute to the culture of our community.
Burgum's drive and determination for making a difference in Fargo has shown through initiatives he has spearheaded. He was instrumental in bringing Uber to Fargo. He was a force behind starting Fargo's Liquor Control Task Force. He started the Red River Market, creating access to locally grown foods to the citizens of Fargo.
Burgum believes in making all neighborhoods strong. He is the president of the Hawthorne Neighborhood Association. It's Joe's belief that neighborhoods should be a place where schools, green space and commerce are valued and provide a safe and multi-generational environment.
Burgum will continue to make an impact on Fargo. By electing him as a city commissioner, he will bring his collaboration, hard work, and creative ideas to represent Fargo. Vote for Joe on June 14th
Hayer lives in Fargo.