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Meet the Council Finalists: Jim Lamerson Featured

Meet Jim Lamerson

 

Big Idea:

  • Jim Lamerson has served on the Prescott City Council for 16 years
  • He has historical knowledge and experience in the key topic areas for the City
  • Lamerson owns his business and has resided in Prescott for 29 years
  • He has been involved in the community in many different ways throughout the years
  • Read more...

 

Five Finalists, including Jim Lamerson, are vying for the Council seat vacated by Councilwoman Billie Orr.

 

We will be providing you with the information from the candidate applications - one per day for the rest of the week. 

 

Although asked, none of the finalists have been convicted or under indictment of any felonies or class 1 misdemeanor offenses, so we did not include their answers on that section. If they added a resumé or note at the end, we have included that, too. 

 

The finalists will be interviewed publicly in a special Council meeting on February 16.

Name: Jim Lamerson

Employer: Self

 

Have you been a registered voter in the city of Prescott for at least one year? 

 Yes

 

How long have you resided in Prescott? 

 29 years

 

Briefly state your reasons and desire for wanting to serve on the City Council. Please include special interests, abilities, skills or contacts that could benefit the City Council: 

 To help the City where I live and have a business.

 

What civic and/or professional organizations are you presently involved with?

 Past Rotary President

 Past Chamber President

 Fraternal Order of Eagles

 Sons of American Legion and Foreign Wars

 

 

List your previous experience on a city/town council or advisory group/board/commission/committee in Prescott or elsewhere: 

 16 years Prescott City Council 

 General Plan Rewrite Committee

 Water Issues 

 Liaison Board of Adjustment 

 Liaison Water Conservation

 Affordable Housing Committee

 

Describe your understanding of the function and purpose of the City Council:

 Help guide the City

 

State your understanding of the City Budget and the Budget process: 

 Propose and accept a balanced budget annually by charter

 

What is your vision for the City of Prescott over the next 10 years?

 Retain our small town Western Character and Ambiance and protect the assets of the City with Rational growth management with water, sewer policy, fire, roads and trash.

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