Gary Killpack Announces Candidacy for Green River City Council Ward III Seat

Gary Killpack Announces Candidacy for Green River City Council Ward III Seat

Gary Killpack will be seeking his third term on the Green River City Council Ward III seat in the 2022 election.

GREEN RIVER — Incumbent Gary Killpack has announced his candidacy to seek re-election for Green River City Council Ward III.

Killpack has been a member of the City Council for the last eight years and has run a business in Green River for 35 years. In his announcement he stated:

My investment in the community dates back to 1961, when I moved to Green River. After graduating from GRHS, my wife Barbara and I decided to raise our nine children in this community. We have watched Green River grow from 3,500 residents to right at 12,000.

Giving back to the community was a key to my business success for 35 years in my financial services business. I spent 18years as a little league baseball coach. I also coached youth basketball, spent many years as a certified basketball referee, was part of the establishment of the Green River Hall of Fame, was the major and only fund raiser for the Wolves bronze statue at Green River High School, served on many school committees for budget, the pool bond issue, and hiring coaches, principals, school district superintendent, and served on the joint powers water board.

Having served on the Green River City Council for the past 8 years, we have had many successes. Budget management has been very difficult these past several years. The City’s revenue has dropped 24% the last two years. My experience and steady hand has allowed the community to keep our dedicated staff and trim only through attrition during the biggest financial and social challenge that many of us have ever encountered.

As a Community, we are facing critical needs for infrastructure, streets, and a wastewater treatment plant that is years past it’s useful life. One of the downsides to lower revenues is finding funds for infrastructure and city services. When our revenue increases, which we are trending upwards, we can tackle our street and infrastructure needs. I look forward to being part of the solution to getting our streets and infrastructure back in order.

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