Flournoy eyes city infrastructure
Doug Flournoy is one of four candidates running for an at-large Fairfield City Council seat being vacated by Connie Boyer.
He has been a Fairfield resident for 20 years.
Flournoy said he was motivated to run for election in part because in recent years there has been a shortage of candidates, which has resulted in appointing city council members.
“I am primarily running because I was asked to by a friend,” he said. “I feel the work done by the city council is important, and it is equally important that residents should have a voice in selecting city council members.”
He said his 12 years as a member of the Fairfield Community School District Board of Directors, and serving as president, vice president, chair of the finance committee, as a member of the negotiations teams and on the business relations committee among other responsibilities on the school board gave him a lot of experience.
“Those years have given me a wealth of valuable experience which would serve me well on the city council,” said Flournoy.
“I have also served on the 1st Fridays Art Walk board and was a founding member. And I was treasurer of that organization for several years.”
He has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Fairfield since 2002, and has been involved in many significant community projects, he said.
He would like to continue to participate in Fairfield’s future.
“I should think that our greatest challenge is maintaining the city’s infrastructure in the face of budgetary challenges,” said Flournoy. “Maintaining the integrity of city services under current economic conditions is a difficult task.
“I do not have an agenda for change. I am not running in order to change how the city operates or because I am dissatisfied with city government,” he said. “On the contrary, I have no serious objections to the current state of affairs. My impression is that the city is well managed.
“At the moment, I have an equal and balanced interest in all city issues.”