Reader Opinion: Ward is a leader

John Ward is determined, driven, thoughtful, kind-hearted, and respectful.

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Proctor is a railroad town and much of the city’s infrastructure was put in place when the railroad built the city. It was crumbling when John Ward became a city councilor and then the mayor. John had a vision for Proctor which included many projects to move Proctor forward. The railroad had paid for repairs on the infrastructure but decided they could no longer do that. This left the citizens frustrated. John is determined, driven, thoughtful, kind-hearted, and respectful. John’s leadership, knowledge, team building, passion, and communication skills, got the projects done.

A new school, a new recreation area, new water/sewer/road/sidewalk infrastructure, cleaned up a trout creek running through town, a new playground, development of some new small businesses are a few worth mentioning.

I know him well, he is my uncle, and I’m the current mayor of Proctor. He taught me well!

Chad Ward


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