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The election for Greene County Presiding Commissioner is well over a year away.Springfield resident Conrad Griggs is getting a jump start on the process by announcing his candidacy for the position.KSMU’s Erika Brame spoke with Griggs about his campaign.
The position of Greene County Presiding Commissioner is currently held by David Coonrod.This individual covers the counties finances, works with local municipalities on community development, and makes policies for the county to follow.Griggs is a retired Army National Guard member and is currently serving on the Board of Directors at the Bank of Missouri.He says if elected, he will work on strengthening Greene County and building relationships with other counties.
“I think what I bring to the table, the most important thing, is to work and coalition build and not only coalition build with in the county but also surrounding counties,” he said.
Griggs says he has the skills to address the hard times facing the community.
“I believe that I can provide the kind of leadership to bring all of the county together through these difficult times to address issues that are going to face us over the next several years maybe the next several decades,” he said.He says he wants to focus on issues like the environment and clean water, as well as agriculture and business.Griggs made his announcement at the Library Center in Springfield.For KSMU News, I’m Erika Brame.