Park Board Candidate Responses

Park Board Candidates

Candidates for park board responded to the following questions:

  1. Please share about yourself and your leadership experience.
  2. What is your vision for the future of Fargo?  What goals and objectives would you like to see our community accomplish in the next four years?
  3. The coordination of the City, Park and School is key for the success of communities. As Park Board member how would work to increase strategic coordination between these entities.   
  4. Island Park is an essential gathering space for many residents in the downtown and Hawthorne area. What would you do to ensure continued activation and investment in core neighborhood parks?
  5. The Red River has an opportunity to be a center for outdoor recreation in our community. How do you plan to increase access, connectivity, and use of the river and surrounding trails?

Candidates are Brandi Malarkey, Joe Deutsch, Matt Magness, Vicki Dawson, Tyler Tracy, and Stacey J. Griggs. Read more about the candidates by clicking learn more.

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School Board Candidate Responses

School Board Candidates

Candidates for school board responded to the following questions:

  1. Please share about yourself and your leadership experience.
  2. What is your vision for the future of Fargo? What goals and objectives would you like to see our community accomplish in the next four years?
  3. Core neighborhoods are key to the success of our community. If the heart of the city thrives so will the whole. As a school board member what policies would you support to ensure core neighborhoods are maintained, valued, and invested in?
  4. The coordination of the City, Park and School is key for the success of communities. As School Board member how would work to increase strategic coordination between these entities?
  5. Hawthorne Elementary is an asset that is fundamental to our neighbors’ quality of life. What policies would you support to ensure investment is maintained in core neighborhood schools? 

Candidates are Jennifer Benson, Sandra Calhoun, Nyamal Dei, Rebecca Knutson, Robin Nelson, Brian Nelson, David Paulson, Stacey Piechowski, Abdiwali Sharif-Abdunasir, and Radomysl Twardowski. Read more about the candidates by clicking learn more.

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Candidate Responses

City Commission Candidates

Candidates for City Commission responded to the following questions:

  1. Please share about yourself and your leadership experience.
  2. What is your vision for the future of Fargo? What goals and objectives would you like to see our community accomplish in the next four years?
  3. Core neighborhoods are key to the success of our community. If the heart of the city thrives so will the whole. As a city commissioner what policies would you support to ensure core neighborhoods are maintained, valued, and invested in?
  4. The Hawthorne Neighborhood values all forms of transportation: walking, skating, biking, driving and busing. What policies would you support to increase access to all modes of transportation?
  5. Street infrastructure in core neighborhoods has begun to age.  What ways can the city improve infrastructure financing as to not place such a burden on homeowners through special assessments?

Candidates are Linda Boyd, Tim Flakoll, Tony Gehrig, Liz Maddock-Johnson, Kelan Oster, Dave Piepkorn, Arlette Preston, Lenny N Tweeden, and Michael J Williams. Read more about the candidates by clicking learn more.

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