Paid for by Elect Michelle Distler
Michelle Distler, Treasurer
The City of Shawnee is a growing, vibrant community. With growth, comes many challenges. As a lifelong resident of Shawnee, with a family business established in the heart of downtown Shawnee for 29 years, the welfare and happiness of our community, as well as the economic health of Shawnee are things I take seriously. Service as a city councilperson and mayor has prepared me to deal effectively, openly, and responsibly with the challenges we will face as we move into the future.
Through public service, I have learned municipal government works best when citizens, like you, are involved, informed, and participate. I firmly believe, when we work together, through an open exchange of ideas, much can be accomplished. Listening to residents, gathering perspectives, and considering directions my fellow citizens wish to go is what I am here to do!
My vision as mayor is to have a positive effect on the people and businesses of the City of Shawnee. Great things are on the horizon for this community and we are in this together to make it happen! In my view, public service is not a stepping stone. Shawnee is my home and where I wish to serve. I am committed to our community. There is no other place I will call home and no other city I love more than Shawnee. I am excited about its future!
It has been my distinct pleasure to have worked with and gotten to know so many of you over the years. Your involvement and views on important matters addressed by the City Council has been extremely valuable to me as well as an integral part of our community's development. I thank you for your participation and civic commitment.
My devotion to Shawnee drives my desire to represent and serve. It is a natural continuation of not only my City Council service, but of all my other service in the community. Because of my deep association and familiarity with Shawnee's past, I feel I have a unique perspective on issues that have shaped our city. We have accomplished a lot over the last few years but there is more to be done to continue that momentum! It is a blessing and honor to serve you. Why I am running for Mayor.
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree