Years on council: Three. Current president of the Westfield City Council.
Hobbies: “I enjoy outdoor activities like biking, trail systems and jogging on the trails.”
Family: Wife Patricia, three daughters: Elaina Lehman Donahue, Aimee Carroll, Rachel Matthys.
Most proud accomplishment while being a councilor: “Let Westfield’s history decide that.”
What is one thing this city needs that it does not have? “We are working currently to create and revitalize our downtown area, and I think it includes and goes to community creativity awareness and community spirit. This downtown, this plaza, this Grand Junction, this district, will give our community an identity, a focal point, and I think that that’s our greatest need. I don’t think we will realize how good it is until we have it. We’re missing a hub of an activity center.”
Favorite part about being a councilor: “I enjoy getting up and participating in something that does make a difference. After years of participation, you can look back and realize you did make a difference, to be part of making the city continue to progress. I enjoy the people we work with. We’ve got a good council. We’re all unique, and we all have our own personalities and interests, and I think it’s a good mix and a good fit.
What do you hope to accomplish in this next term? The creation of the Grand Junction Plaza, commercial development of the U.S. 31 corridor, and to see Grand Park become economically successful.