Berea City Councilman Tom Schultz announced that while one phase of his public service will come to an end, he’ll still be working for a better Berea. On Tuesday night during a meeting of the Berea City Council, Schultz announced he won’t file for reelection, stating:
“From the bottom of my heart I thank everyone – those who share my ideas and those who don’t – for their help in working toward a better Berea.
“It was my intention when I ran for office to help forge a new understanding and a spirit of cooperation in this city between those with opposing views. I hope that my efforts have begun that process, because we all want what is best for our town.
That being said, I have decided not to run for a second term.
Being a city council person takes an intense effort. It requires a lot of time that I am now going to be spending on issues closer to home. I will still be working toward the improvement of our Berea, but it will be as a private citizen.
I urge all Bereans to vote this fall. The process begins with you, the voter. Learn the issues, learn about the candidates, and vote intelligently. It’s worth the effort, I promise.
Thank you once again. – Tom Schultz Berea City Councilman
As a former baseball coach, father of two, and chair of the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee, Schultz brought a wealth of knowledge about the city’s parks facilities to his work as an city council member. Schultz said he plans to continue advocating for the city’s park system and other issues, and he hopes there will be a serious study and discussion about the future of Berea’s park and recreation programs.