Carroll mayor to run for second term
September 13, 2013
Carroll Mayor Adam Schweers filed this morning to run in the Nov. 5 election for another two-year term at the city's helm.
Schweers cited his involvement in Carrollfest, plans for a downtown restrooms project, the Carroll Municipal Golf Course project, street improvements and efforts to expand the Carroll Public Library as accomplishments for his current term.
With another term, he said, he would move forward with the city's trails project, seek park improvements and updates at the Carroll Recreation Center and look into reducing train-horn noise in town.
"I'm anxious to continue to represent Carroll and our area at the state level with respect to legislative issues and to be the ambassador we need to continue to pull people into Carroll, welcome them into Carroll and let them know this is a fantastic place to own businesses and raise a family," he said.
No other candidates have emerged to challenge Schweers, who ran unopposed in 2011. He was also elected unopposed to the City Council in 2009.
Those who wish to appear on the November city election ballot must apply by Thursday. Candidates can get the paperwork from City Hall or online at sos.iowa.gov.
Schweers, a native of Arcadia, owns the local businesses Computer Concepts of Iowa, which he started in 2005, and Midwest Data Management. He, his wife of 13 years Jill, and seven other employees provide information technology work, business consulting and consumer support for computers and other technology.
Schweers has two boys - 8-year-old Bennett and 6-year-old Camron - who attend Fairview Elementary School.
Schweers is serving as president this year of YP Iowa, a statewide organization of young professionals that continues to add more members. Schweers is a member of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce and Carroll Area Development Corporation. His family attends St. Paul Lutheran Church of Carroll where Schweers has served as evangelism chair.
The mayor's salary is $4,800 annually.
"I was born and raised in this area; I run a business in this area," Schweers said. "I'm very interested in anything we can do to continue to make our community strong, both financially as well as an attractive place to continue to raise our families. It's very important to me that Carroll does well; I think I bring a lot to the table as far as energy and drive needed to keep moving Carroll forward."
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