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Letter: Curt Lang is the leader Sycamore needs

Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:40 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I’m writing to ask the voters of Sycamore to support the election of Dr. Curt Lang as mayor of Sycamore. I’ve been blessed to know Curt for a number of years in multiple capacities, especially within volunteer organizations, where he’s been in leadership roles serving our community.

He’s been able to process information in a methodical manner and come to good leadership decisions.

Sycamore has been bestowed a chain of city leaders who acted selflessly in their pursuit of excellence for our community. We have had good stewards of our community’s legacy, which instills a sense of pride because of the awareness of what “from Sycamore” really means.

Being from Sycamore also brings an elevated sense of duty to give back by making good decisions on where we help this city legacy go from here. So a primary question to ask is, what characteristics are appropriate in the next mayor of Sycamore, to maintain the legacy?

The following traits may be important considerations: ability to communicate effectively, ability to influence others, willingness to listen, ability to act in a selfless manner on behalf of another, a diverse life experience, interpersonal awareness, empathy and perhaps most importantly, a drive to give to Sycamore the gifts that Sycamore has bestowed on a life well lived.

You can read all three of the candidate’s biographies for the above traits and come to the conclusion that we have the good fortune of having three fine people willing to give of themselves in this role.

What places me in support of Dr. Curt Lang is that in addition to these traits, he seems to embody the right proportions of family legacy, community presence, volunteer leadership roles, local business and property ownership.

With his joy and love for the city that has given to him and his family more than he can ever give back, he’s got my support, and I’d encourage you to lend your support as well.

Please join me in voting for Dr. Curt Lang for mayor of Sycamore.

Jeff Keicher

Sycamore

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