Kreamier running to improve Fairview
Antonia Kreamier, 47, has filed for to run for Position 6 on the Fairview City Council. Her opponent is Darren Riordan.
Brian Cooper, who currently holds the seat, is not seeking re-election because he has filed to run for Fairview mayor.
Kreamier is a federal government employee.
Kreamier is seeking election because she wants to improve the city, and continue the city's efforts to create an Urban Renewal Area (URA). A URA gives temporary tax incentives for businesses to develop in a designated area.
The city of Fairview has been discussing creating a URA to attract development and improve the transportation network along Northeast Halsey Street, Northeast Sandy Boulevard and Northeast 223rd Avenue.
If elected, a few of Kreamier's priorities would be enhancing public safety, creating walkable streets, and attracting new businesses to Fairview.
"I care about the Fairview community and want to help make sure that the community is a safe place and the level of livability does not decrease," Kreamier said.
The capability to encourage collaboration amidst differing perspectives is what sets Kreamier apart as a candidate, and she would like to see councilors work together with less political strife.
"(I have) the ability to bring groups of people together with differing views and create solutions to issues," she said.
Public safety, homelessness and division in local politics are the three biggest issues facing Fairview, Kreamier said. She hopes to provide leadership to bridge division and conflict.
"People need to be able to work together for the common good of the community," Kreamier said.