My name is Kerry Smith and I would like to continue to be your voice on the Gearhart City Council.
I have lived in Gearhart for 33 years. It is a special place that my wife, Susan Edy, and I are proud to call home.
I am semi-retired from a background in construction. I have owned a small business, primarily doing home remodels around town for the last 26 years.
I would like to continue to give back to my community.
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Though I am not a man of many words, I have strong core values and I realize it is my job to represent my constituents, not myself. I have attended countless meetings, working hard to create solutions for the Gearhart we all want to protect. I am not about creating chaos, conflict and confusion by making false accusations. Having lived in Gearhart for 33 years, I am proud to share my platform because it was forged by my character, created by four years of hard work, and by listening to our citizens.
Honesty. Above all, this is the most important to me. A city councilor’s job is to be forthright, direct, and transparent. It requires integrity and reliability.
Solutions. I was instrumental in the creation of Ordinance 901 which was designed to regulate the use of vacation rental dwellings and the implementation of Ordinance 910 which allows a property owner, with a permit, to remove scotch broom and other invasive species in the Beaches and Active Dunes.
Collaboration. I understand protecting Gearhart is imperative. It takes countless hours and the willingness to involve all those who wish to be heard.
Knowledge. It is my job to understand, interpret, and be familiar with Gearhart’s Comprehensive Plan and ordinances. They were created to protect the Gearhart we all cherish.
Commitment. Yes, Gearhart will continue to face new challenges. I would like to work with YOU to solve the issues that we will be facing in the coming 4 years.
Gearhart City Councilor
-Influential in the implementation of Ordinance 901 which was designed to regulate the use of vacation rental dwellings in Gearhart. This ordinance is now the model for Clatsop County and other cities in the country.
-Instrumental in the creation of Ordinance 910 which allows a property owner, with a permit, to remove scotch broom and other invasive species in the Beaches and Active Dune (B.A.D.) Overlay Zone.
I take my appointment as your City Councilor seriously. I believe it is important to follow our Comprehensive Plan and our city ordinances. With your support, I look forward to working together and preserving the quality of life we all appreciate in our unique town.
A VOTE FOR KERRY SMITH IS A VOTE FOR YOU and A VOTE FOR GEARHART!