Bacon files for council

Courtesy photo: Patty Bacon

BROOKINGS – Patty Bacon has filed paperwork to run for a seat on the Brookings City Council, according to City Clerk Bonnie Foster.

“My drive to serve the community is fostered by my demonstrated leadership skills, experience and expertise. It would be an honor to continue to provide leadership to ensure that Brookings is a visionary and vibrant community,” Bacon said in a press release on Monday.

Two three-year council seats are up for election April 13. They are currently held by Bacon and Nick Wendell. 

Bacon, Dr. Isaiah Crevier, Nate Holden and Nick Schmeichel have filed for a council seat.

The mayor’s three-year seat is also up for election. Keith Corbett is currently the mayor and is not seeking re-election.

Current councilor Ope Niemeyer and Jeff Miller have filed for the mayor’s seat.  

Bacon is a retired non-profit professional.

“I pledge to continue to bring energy, vision and leadership to the Council,” she wrote. 

“My priorities include increasing citizen participation in the process, promoting economic development around sustainable industries, continuing to address affordable housing issues. I also want to complete the bicycle trail loop around and through Brookings,” Bacon wrote.

“I am pleased that we have two affordable housing developments underway and look forward to engaging developers to design neighborhoods that allow for smaller setbacks and alleys to accommodate detached garages. This is the next step in designing mixed income neighborhoods,” she wrote. 

Bacon urged everyone who is eligible to register to vote by March 30 for the April 13 election.

Deadline for candidates to file their paperwork to run is 5 p.m. Friday at the City Clerk’s Office, Brookings City & County Government Center, 520 Third St., Suite 230.

Contact Jodelle Greiner at [email protected]

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