Mayor Keel Running for Re-Election

young supporters of my campaignI would like to share that I am running to retain my seat on the University Place City Council. For the past 8 years, it has been my honor to serve the residents and businesses of University Place as a City Council Member.

Nine years ago, I pledged to work untiringly to improve our quality of life without mortgaging our future. My pledge was to help reduce debt and complete the town center, attract business, increase safety and support recreation. Our Town Center is nearly complete. Business there and around our City is thriving! We made the tough decisions to balance our budget and reduce our debt by millions.

We are well positioned to meet our financial obligations. Our parks and ballfields remain viable and provide wonderful venues for citizens to enjoy the outdoors. We have added deputies and dollars to police to increase public safety.

Today, our city is among the best in the county to invest, care for family and get outdoors. For the past eight years, I have been a part of a City Council team that has improved conditions in UP. For six of those years, I served in a council leadership position as Finance Chair, Mayor Pro Tem and Mayor who provided key input to critical decisions that improved our city’s position.

There is clear proof that our city has improved during my time on the City Council. I believe that I have kept my pledge to work for you. I am asking for your vote so I may continue moving our City forward.