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Jack Golden
Council Candidate
City of Joplin, Mo.

A lifetime citizen of the City of Joplin this candidate for City Council pledges his efforts and support to the future of Joplin and its citizens.

Education background includes a BS in Business Ed from Pittsburg State University,

US Army Officer Candidate School, Armor Officers Basic Course, US Army Engineer School and Command General Staff College. Served as Senior Tactical Officer teaching leadership principles and methods. Retired as Colonel, USAR. Tasks assigned included projects or exercises in Korea, Japan, Honduras and Panama. Served as Executive Officer of the 35 Engineer Brigade providing engineering support and management to the I and IX Army Corps.

My work history prior to becoming a employee of the City of Joplin included recreation director of the Joplin Girls and Boys Club, teacher and coach, Deputy Director of Economic Security Corporation of the SW Area, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Joplin and the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority. City of Joplin work experience included financial management, grant writing, Economic Development, Neighborhood Revitalization, property acquisition and relocation, Housing Programs, and management of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Listed below are some of the beliefs that will guide me as Councilman:

  • Listen to, communicate with and involve citizens in the City's decision making process when possible
  • The City of Joplin will only prosper if employment opportunities will sustain their families
  • Safety and security is essential to the quality of life. Citizens must feel safe in their home, work place and city streets
  • Financial responsibility is essential to insure that actions or projects undertaken today can be properly sustained, maintained and a need exist for long-term usage without creating a burden of debt
  • Quality of Life projects; such as cultural, recreational opportunities, historical preservation senior opportunities and services enhance business investments, work force retention and provide a pleasant environment for retirees

A lifetime of living and working in the City of Joplin has provided me the opportunity to become acquainted with the needs of citizens from every neighborhood and to acquire a working knowledge of City government. I classify myself as a social moderate and a fiscal conservative.

You are a person recognized to be a contributor to the success of Joplin and I need your vote on Tuesday April 8.

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