WARSAW — Jeff Grose, Republican, has filed for re-election as the Warsaw Common Council member for district 1. He is currently serving his fifth term and hopes to serve a sixth time if re-elected.
“Serving in this community as a District One Warsaw City Councilman has been a great privilege and a very rewarding experience,” said Grose. “Over the past two decades, I have learned so much about the local policy-making process and I firmly believe this vast amount of experience will continue to help me represent my constituents in the future. During my years of public service, I have learned to appreciate and understand the important role local government plays in protecting and promoting our quality of life.”
Beyond serving on the council, Grose works at Warsaw Community Schools as the social studies department chair and is a part-time political science instructor for Grace College. He is also a member of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, member of the Warsaw Plan Commission, chairman of the Warsaw Deer Task Force, member of the Warsaw Board of Works, member of the Warsaw Wage & Benefits Committee and member of the Warsaw Redevelopment Commission.
“Over the past two decades, our city has experienced an overwhelming amount of growth and change,” said Grose. “I believe our residents still need a proactive residential-friendly view on the city council as we continue to deal with the benefits and public responsibilities associated with commercial and industrial growth. Maintaining the appropriate ‘balance’ will be very critical as we continue to face the issues of growth and development in our city. I hope my years of service on the plan commission and the board of works will help me provide this type of perspective and voice on the city council during my next term.”
“I have observed firsthand Mayor Thallemer, Clerk-Treasurer Lynne Christiansen, city department heads, as well as former and current members of the Warsaw Common Council making every effort to use our tax dollars wisely. In fact, because of these efforts, I am pleased to say that we have not increased the city property tax rate for the past three years in a row,” said Grose.
“For the past two decades, I have strived to be a fiscal conservative while serving on the common council,” said Grose. “I want to assure everyone in my district that a countless number of public officials strive to keep city tax rates and user fees as low as possible while also maintaining, improving and consistently providing the vast number of public services supporting our private sector.”
“Again, as your district one councilman, it has been a privilege being a part of this effort and I hope my past and future actions will continue to earn the trust of the people I represent in the city of Warsaw.”