Ryan Burnett is running for Auburn City Council position no. five. Here is his campaign issued introductory statement:
As an Auburn resident, I have witnessed many positive and negative changes to our city. The residential/retail space built on A St NE, providing small business opportunities and affordable living for both senior and low-income citizens. The expansion space for the Auburn Farmer’s Market and civic art. The Muckleshoot Tribe investing in the city with the racetrack and opportunities within our city.
Many priorities face us, including displaced families, a safer community, the opioid crisis, having a financially stable city, more jobs and business opportunities, roadwork and more. As a council member, I vow to work towards the success of these.
As a Chef, mentor and restaurant manager for 19 years, I have developed the strengths of problem-solving and leadership abilities. I am known for my passion, taking initiative and being proactive in problem-solving, constantly looking for ways to improve systems, processes, and procedures. In my current position, I manage a budget greater than the City of Auburn. I volunteer at my daughter’s school in Auburn and am an inaugural member of the Mayor’s new Jobs Task Force.
Some of the candidates are recent political transplants with partisan agendas. I truly have the good of the city and its people at the front of my intentions, and when elected, I will passionately commit to bettering our community