According to Merriam Webster, stewardship is “the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.”
It is, therefore, incumbent of an elected official of the people to carefully manage those key resources that the people have entrusted to them in the most effective manner possible.
A Council member only borrows the title of Councilman or Councilwoman for a period of time. Proper stewardship will help preserve the integrity of the title for the future, Therefore, what is done in the name of that title of Council Member, should reflect those values that allow for a strong stewardship of the office. Thus, a strong outcome for the people they serve. I will demonstrate my actions and decisions in an interest of being a good Steward of the peoples trust.
Accountability is a noun that describes “accepting responsibility”. A Council Member has accountability for decisions and laws affecting its citizens; an individual has accountability for acts and behaviors. Sometimes, though, taking accountability means admitting you made a mistake.
It also means that I will be wholly and openly accountable to you for the votes I make and the decisions we will make together as your next Councilman for Seat #2.
Service is defined as someone or something that is intended to provide help and assistance to others.
As each of us work to fulfill our day to day tasks and needs so we can live, the world does not stop. That is why we elect our peers to serve as guardians of freedom and Liberty for us. So while we live life, we can do so with a sense of safety and opportunity.
A servant of the people will work in a way that reflects the will and need of the people. They will do so in a way that is favorable for all community members, not just some.
I promise you I will serve all of the people of Indiantown with honesty and integrity.