Candidate for Cortland City Council: Richard McClain

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Candidate for Cortland City Council: Richard McClain

Name: Richard McClain
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Cortland City Council

Why should you be elected?
I have been a hands-on community project leader, and recently chaired the Cortland Veterans Memorial project.  I was appointed to the City Council in January 2020, and I am working to update the Strategic Plan and set priorities for the short term and beyond — identifying the needs of all city departments and the concerns expressed in the recent public survey.

What are your top three priorities if elected?
1) Maintain fiscally sound operations — and avoid needing an income tax.
2) Complete the Strategic Plan Update — and create a standing committee on City Council to continually work on the Strategic Plan progress.
3) Update the zoning regulations and address downtown redevelopment.

Work: 35 years at Windstream Communications (retired).  Marketing staff manager and Regional operations manager in PA, OH, and KY.
Education:  BA degree at California University of PA.

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