As of Thursday, October 26, 2017
COTTONWOOD Maintaining a good quality of life, community safety and city infrastructure are issues in the Cottonwood City Council race.
One two-year-term council seat is open, sought by Linda Nida and Daniel Sigler.
Candidates will be running in the Nov. 7 election. The Free Press solicited candidates for information on their campaigns, and the following are their edited responses.
Sigler candidate profile
Candidate Daniel Sigler submitted his information too late for this article. His story is here to read:
“I am running for city council because I care for Cottonwood. I want to help my community and to serve those living here,” said Linda Nida. “It is important to maintain the quality of life we currently have and to keep our community safe. I believe I have the skills to fit this need.”
If elected, she said she would do her part to bring people together to solve problems. One city need she sees is continuing to maintain city infrastructure with the funding available.
“We currently have a fairly serious culvert issue we are addressing and the airport paving repair project is coming up in 2020,” she said. On the plus side of this, “The city has great employees, and we are very lucky to have such talented and devoted individuals on board.”
Nida is a graduate of Prairie High School and North Idaho College graduate, a business owner and office manager for Pacific Cabinets, Inc. in Ferdinand. She currently serves on the city council, overseeing the airport and police. Nida served six years on the Idaho County Fair Board, is current secretary for the Prairie Booster Club, a past officer for the Christian Mothers and a past 4-H leader. She and her husband of 39 years, Robert, have raised three children, and have lived in Cottonwood all their lives.
“Our Cottonwood area has a lot to offer,” Nida said, “but there is more work to be done by all of us and in bringing everyone together to reach our full potential.”
The candidate did not respond to mail or phone requests for information.