Eudora News and Information

City Council Member Jeff Peterson has announced that he will not seek reelection to the City Council in April.

“The City Council needs new people from time to time.” Peterson said. “I think it needs a balance of experience along with new blood to help move the city forward.”

Peterson noted that he believes the city is in a good position as he prepares to leave office this spring. “We’ve got a great plan for the Nottingham Development site, Lawrence Memorial Hospital opening their new office building and we’ve got a great partnership with the School District.”

As to what he would like to see in the future, Peterson said he hopes for more business development. “We’ve got a good foundation, but we have to have more business in town.”

Peterson plans to focus on his business and family after his service is completed.  Peterson is a Financial Advisor with Edward D. Jones, located on the east side of Lawrence on 23rd St.

Peterson’s desires for the future include hope that the rural water situation between the City and the Township gets resolved and the that the School District and the city continue their partnership well into the future.

When questioned about further political ambitions, Peterson said he has no plans in the near future for public office. “You never know what the future will bring, but right now I want to focus on my business and family.”

“Eudora is a great town and a great place to live” Peterson said.  “I see an exciting future for the city.”

Three seats on the City Council will be up for election in April.  Currently, Maria Nelson and Ruth Hughs, both current sitting Council members have announced their bid for reelection. Jerry Trober, a former city employee, has also announced his intention to run.

The filing deadline for City Council is January 25. will be following all the local campaigns in detail into 2011.