Huntingburg resident Tim Wehr says he wants to continue to serve the city and has announced his plans to seek another term on the Huntingburg Common Council as an Independent candidate for the council’s At-Large seat.
Tim also serves as the council’s president. He says he wants to continue to be an active part of the growth and development of Huntingburg.
Wehr says he has learned a lot during this past term and says it’s been an honor to serve. He says he wants to see current projects completed and feels he has a responsibility to the people of the community, something he takes very seriously.
Wehr added that it’s not about the party, it’s about the people. He says he’s always had an open ear to the citizens and that his career had allowed him the flexibility to be able to have a dialogue with those he serves and investigate the concerns of citizens.
Being involved in the Stellar Communities program, Tim has worked well alongside the other council members and has been taking strides to improve Huntingburg even more.
Wehr will represent the city council on the city’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee. His priorities for the next four years include improving roads and working hard to keep property taxes and utility bills as low as possible.
Wehr attended a meeting last fall in Illinois to learn about an opportunity to lower natural gas rates and subsequently recommend it to the council. The council approved the measure, resulting in lower rates starting in April.
He supports using programs to attract housing developments and remains confident in the city’s plans to lure a townhouse complex on Leland Drive and also an apartment complex on N. Washington St.
Wehr says he is pursuing businesses to fill the vacancy at the clinic by the hospital, and finding property in town to add additional housing.
Wehr says he is supportive of all city departments, especially the police and fire departments.
A 1982 graduate of Southridge High School, Wehr earned a degree in aviation maintenance from Vincennes University in 1984 before continuing his education and pursuing his aviation career as a corporate pilot.
He has been flying out of the Huntingburg airport for the past 24 years, 19 of which for Kimball International.
A lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wehr served on the Huntingburg Girls Softball League board of directors for 14 years and the Friends of Raider Softball board for the past 14.
He was also instrumental in the success of the “YES” for Southridge Referendum Campaign and served on the Huntingburg Citizens Advisory group.
Tim and his wife Jackie have been married for 30 years. They have two daughters and a grandson.
Wehr thanked everyone for their support and says he wants to continue the successes of Huntingburg for current and future generations.