September 26, 2017

Candidate for Franklin City Council Post 1

My name is Alan Slaughenhaupt, and I am running for City Council Post 1 because I believe I can make a positive impact on the future of our city through my education and experience.

I have lived in the City of Franklin for 7+ years, and my family has lived in Heard County for over 20. I love the community of Franklin and want to help it continue to grow and prosper.

With two engineering degrees and a business degree, I have a well-rounded and rigorous education.

However, I also believe that life and work experience are just as important as anything learned in a classroom.

For the past 20 years, I have worked as the Information Technology Director for a neighboring municipality. And, in 2000, I was elected to the Board of Directors of Georgia Public Web, a municipal-owned telecommunication company serving all of Georgia, which I have now served consecutively for 17 years.

Being in this position has also provided me insight of how to manage a successful enterprise.

My experience serving these entities has given me in-depth knowledge and experience into most aspects of appropriately managing a city.

As a Director and part of the city management team, I have also gained a very broad understanding of most issues that cities face and how they are successfully solved. I believe, from my experience, that cities should be run like businesses, in which constituents are viewed as stockholders.

This approach promotes effective and efficient management or resources, helping keep costs under control and preventing property taxes from increasing.

As a Franklin Council Member, my goals will include:

  • Ensure fiscal resilience by developing and implementing sound financial management policies and procedures.

  • Maintain the current high level of public safety.

  • Operate the city in a businesslike manner.

  • Invest in technology improvements for a more effective and transparent City Hall.

  • Provide an avid, new voice for our community.

The City of Franklin has a lot to be proud of, and together we can make it even better. I respectfully ask for your support and thank you for casting your vote for me on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017.

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