Westlake City Council Candidate, President: Joe Kraft
My name is Joe Kraft. I want to be your Westlake City Council President.
Why Am I Running? Simply put, it is time. A new, fresh face in government will bring new relationships, a change in dynamics, and an increase in two-way communication. Westlake is a vibrant, gifted city with relatively low taxes, providing us with high quality services at an excellent value.
My goal is to protect what makes Westlake a wonderful place to raise a family, build a business and invest in a neighborhood, while continuing to seek opportunities to improve our community. We must always look for ways to innovate, otherwise we will fall behind. I’m proud to live in Westlake and want the same for future generations.
I am innovative. As a professional financial advisor for Fortune 100 firms for nearly 30 years, I understand complex budgets, economic drivers, and how to maximize funds by staying on top of emerging, yet proven trends.
I provide a fresh approach. As a world-traveler and a longtime Westlake resident, I bring a new perspective to local government. Being open to new ideas and best practices from around the world is critical, almost as critical as listening to the community.
I am future-focused. With experience as a Westlake School Board member and officer I worked with the district and residents to plan and execute a master plan to build one new consolidated elementary. I know how to turn plans into reality.