Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Kai Degner To Announce City Council Candidacy

Degner Seeks Third Democratic Nomination

Harrisonburg, VA — Kai Degner plans to announce his candidacy for Harrisonburg City Council Thursday, June 5, at 5:15 at Clementine Cafe in downtown Harrisonburg.

The free event will feature a brief introductory speech by Degner followed by an open community discussion, which Degner plans to make a staple of his campaign.

Degner plans to focus his campaign on three issues: smart growth, citizen education, and open government.

"Harrisonburg is changing extremely quickly and we have an opportunity to make decisions today that will preserve the character and spirit of Harrisonburg in 10, 20, and 50 years. The city government has an opportunity to involve citizens in current decisions about the future at a larger scale than has ever before been seen. I have direct experience and knowledge to create additional ways for the city government to be responsive to citizen input."

Quick Facts about Kai Degner

Member of Harrisonburg's Board of Zoning Appeals

Graduate of the Harrisonburg Citizen Academy's Inaugural Class

Executive Director of the Arts Council of the Valley

Small Business Owner

Co-founder of The OrangeBand Initiative

Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelors of Science from JMU

Member of the Harrisonburg-Massanutten Rotary Club


Anonymous said...

I looked at Degner's information and am impressed. It is refreshing to see someone run who has the long term interest of Harrisonburg in mind.
Also nice is the fact that he has a history of ASKING for input and community involvement. Not used to that here in the burg. Too many things decided and done, and then presented to the public.

Anonymous said...

I support Kai (D) and his orange thing (see his website for details). I actually think he and Ted Byrd (R) can work together!