To the residents of Howard County:
My name is Kelley Land, and I am announcing my candidacy for County Council at large. Because I agree with so many of you that focusing on the future is the best way to continue the forward progress of our community, I am expressly asking for your vote in support of my election to serve you and our fellow citizens.
I have decided to run for the Howard County Council because it is important for our county and the residents to invest in positive growth. In order for our community to continue movement, the leadership must evolve and use progressive thinking. The residents of Howard County deserve to be represented with fresh new ideas.
I was born a Hoosier. I have been raised in Howard County; by its schools, its churches, and its people. This place is my home and the place where I learned what matters. I have had the opportunity to work with many of you in private businesses, non-profits, government, and service. It is from this experience that I have learned that progression depends on us! Progress demands that we listen to each other, even if we are on other sides of the aisle. County Council exists to serve the citizens of Howard County and that begins by listening to you! My promise to you is to listen to your concerns and make decisions based on what is best for our community and its growth moving forward. I will work hard and will serve you and your family every day. In exchange I ask for your vote.
As a result of 15 years of business management, as well as running a household with my husband, I understand the importance of a balanced budget and the importance of utilizing money appropriately. I know that the responsibility is even greater when it is the tax dollars of others and that this money must be spent wisely for the greater good of our community!
I have devoted my life to serving our community. I worked for 10 years at a local non-profit in which focuses on individuals with disabilities and I have continued that passion through Indiana University as a research associate; making sure that ALL people, have the chance to work hard, earn a living, and be a meaningful part of their community. I serve as the chairperson for the Howard County Chambers Young Professionals group. I also sit on the board of zoning for the city of Kokomo. Serving in this capacity has taught me a social responsibility to enhance our community; creating a community that is inviting new residents and business that will bring new employment.
As a County Council member, I promise to listen carefully, act judiciously, and put my focus on the growth of our community. My entire life I have had a desire to make a change in the lives of individuals. I am dedicated to Howard County and I am ready to serve this community in a different capacity. I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to the business of the county. I am eager to present new ideas that will allow more people, businesses, and organizations achieve success. I am dedicated to finding new opportunities to solve problems that have been unaddressed. With an open mind, realistic expectations, and a belief in the people of Howard County, we can all move forward together.
Please contact me with questions and input regarding my candidacy for this critically important administrative position. Be assured that my intentions are to serve to this community to the best of my ability and in a positive manner. I am dedicated to you and my family. I look forward to working with you and serving you as we help make Howard County a safer and more prosperous community. Join me in being Future Focused for Howard County!