My opponent has my congratulations on winning the Race for Blue Ash City Council at Large. I learned a great deal about running an effective race in today’s environment. My opponent had significant advantages early in the race; time on Council, a record-setting amount of cash to spend, and an early start of his campaign last year.
I also learned what is really important to the voters of Blue Ash. I am more than willing to share what I have learned with my opponent and the other council members. I urge all the council members to listen to Blue Ash residents with respect for their thoughts and opinions.
Best wishes to all Blue Ash City Council members,
I know I can not get to talk to everyone in Blue Ash, some are not home when I knock on the door. So I made a video for those I have not talked to or if you want to share this with members of your family to view at your convenience. Below are hyperlinks to the video in a variety of formats for your digital options.
or alternative format (mpg) http://www.robryan.org/City_Council/Rob_Ryan_for_City_Council.mpg
Below is a previous message from the late Tom Adamec concerning my opponent during the last election. Please note, I had no influence on this message.
Date: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 7:01 AM
I am disheartened to say I will neither endorse nor vote for Mr. Czerwonka for City Council this year.
Since both candidates are current Council Representatives, I have tried to stay neutral in their race. Recent activities have made it impossible for me to remain on the sidelines. I am an uncontested candidate this year and do not have a direct benefit from the outcome of their election.
These are a few examples of Mr. Czerwonka’s actions that I cannot support:
· Undermining other council members
· Inappropriate personal attacks on others
· Difficulty working well with others
· Lack of respect for differing opinions
· Misrepresentation of his voting record in campaign literature
Paid for by Adamec for Blue Ash
I was asked what qualifications I have for being elected to City Council. Below is my response.
The 1st qualification for the office of the city council is that I was a council member and familiar with Blue Ash's operations, processes, and personnel. Additional qualifications are my career experiences, and I am retired and able to devote the time needed. I have a long history of being involved and engaged in a variety of civic and community affairs.
I was elected to the city council in 2015 and made a quick study of city operations. I voluntarily attended the first Citizens Academy session (a resident leadership training program). The fundamental purpose of the Citizens Academy is to develop residents for various city committees or to become future city council members. My opponent was against this training; I was a strong supporter.
As an aerospace systems engineer, I worked with many different teams and individual specialists within the company. I was successful in keeping the focus on our common goals versus our differences. On any team, we may not philosophically agree on a variety of issues. It is very important that we work together to fulfill our duties to the residents of Blue Ash.
All through my adult life, I have been engaged in my community starting with coaching T-ball, leading scouts, treasurer for community association, Weed and Seed steering group (a Department of Justice community crime program), Sycamore school Advisory Council, and the American Legion. In each of these organizations, I was either a leader or an active contributing member.
My top three priorities are
1- Being a councilman who is a resource and advocate for Blue Ash residents.
2- Continue to maintain our city’s economic development while providing superior services to our community.
3- Ensure the redevelopment process is responsible and respectful of the whole community and the neighborhoods where it is taking place.
My campaign flyer has a few more details, such as
When I was on Blue Ash city council earlier, I took my position very seriously, then was encouraged to run for City Council At-Large in the last election, unfortunately, I lost by 15 votes. If you return me to City Council, I have the experience and knowledge to serve you on the city council.
I see being a councilman for you has three main aspects. First and foremost is being an advocate for you, your issues or concerns. Second is the role of keeping the city running by approving funds for roads, fire & police, and other city services as well as mundane items road salt, paper etc. The third aspect is deciding how the city will go into the future in a responsible way to you the citizens and maintain our good financial standing. I provided my email and phone number for you to contact me on any of these roles.
My approach is not to make radical changes, but to look to where we can keep improving Blue Ash for those who work, have a business, and especially for those that call Blue Ash home.
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