5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Councilmember Kris duMonceaux
We sat down with our 2017 Councilmembers to ask them 5 questions in 5 minutes. Here’s what Councilmember Kris duMonceaux had to say.
1. What is your favorite thing about living in Foley?
“Having been away for a number of years and having the opportunity to come back I’ve realized how nice it is being closer to my family, relatives and childhood friends. I’ve reconnected with a lot of really great people and I’ve made some awesome new friends. There’s a little more diversity in people and in the mindset of the community, which is something that I really appreciate.”
2. What motivated you to get involved with city government?
“I was motivated to get involved because I believe Foley has so much more potential than what we have tapped into thus far. The opportunities and possibilities to grow and build a more positive and successful city are numerous and I believe that by not only taking full advantage of our current resources and skill base we can educate ourselves about outside resources that will secure an awesome future for Foley.”
3. What is the one thing you wish people knew about Foley?
“I want to reiterate how important it is to get involved in our community, at any level possible but, especially for the younger people in the community to participate in our local government. It is through those new and fresh ideas that we can make our city a better place to live and raise future generations. We need you to help be the change.”
4. What do you believe is the most pressing issue facing the City Council in 2017?
“I believe the Inflow & Infiltration (I&I) issue needs immediate attention. Without it we will continue to sit stagnant in our progress and wellbeing. It’s also important for us to address the need for senior housing and single-family dwellings and to promote more local business. All of which will help to keep increased taxes at bay and grow our city. We can be so much more!”
5. How awesome are the people that work at the City of Foley?
“I feel that all the changes over the last couple of years, though it’s been challenging, have proven to be for the betterment of Foley. We have a really hard working city staff and I think we will reap a lot of positive rewards due to their efforts.”