It’s official! I’m running to retain my seat on Strongsville City Council as the Ward 3 Councilwoman.
After a close at-large election in 2017, I was appointed to the open Ward 3 seat on Strongsville City Council on January 23, 2018. In the year that I’ve served been on Council, we’ve made some significant changes.
First, because of my legal background, I took the initiative to write and introduce several charter amendments to council. One of the amendments changing the make up of the charter-review committee was overwhelmingly approved by voters.
Second, at my request, video of council meetings is now available online–not just as a streaming option. This has improved transparency for residents.
Third, when I was appointed as Ward 3 Councilwoman, the council also appointed a woman as Ward 2 Councilwoman, meaning that Strongsville City Council has two women on City Council for the first time in its history. And, together, we are the first women to serve on Council since 2001.
And, finally, throughout my 2017 campaign, I emphasized the need for more family amenities, including an ADA-compliant playground. This past August, Strongsville added an ADA-compliant playground in Surrarrer Park. As a Council, we also held two family events–back-to-school Popsicles in the Park and hayrides at the chalet in October.
Together, we have made real change. I am so proud of what we’ve accomplished in 2018. But the job isn’t over.. I want to continue to push to make Strongsville more family friendly and to improve the infrastructure in Ward 3, especially in regard to sidewalks and roads. We were able to re-surface a number of roads in Ward 3 in 2018. We need to continue to make those investments in our community, if we want to ensure that Strongsville remains strong and a desirable place to raise a family for years to come.
I hope you will join me in my 2019 campaign to retain the Ward 3 seat on council.
Thank you for all of your support.
All the best,
Kelly A. Kosek
(Paid for by Friends of Kelly A. Kosek.)