Jon C. Staben
Life Long Freeport Resident
Freeport Illinois is my home town. Yes I am proud to proclaim myself a Freeport Pretzel.
For over 65 years I focused on working and
raising a family in Freeport a prosperous and growing community providing for the security, education and entertainment needs of my
family. I believed my hometown to be a well rounded and a great place to grow up and live.
I am a businessman not a politician and
as such see organizational management in a different light. Freeport has been on the decline for a number of years now following our
politically based leadership.
The residents of Freeport have elected by referendum to change our government from a Mayor-Council to
a City Manager - Council government. I feel this is a change that could bring great positive change to our community.
I will work with and support the City Manager selected by the Freeport City Council.
I will not just support
the City Manager and Council but help lead them in a different direction based on the values of Honesty ,Integrity, Openness, and
It is the responsibility of government to provide its citizens with the Security and Services their tax's have paid for.
As a business professional I believe I can provide the management skills needed to change the economic direction of Freeport.
I see the need for new non-retail business in Freeport. It is imperative that we do all we possibly can to support and retain our
current employer's large and small. The retention and expansion of our employment base is the only way Freeport will grow and prosper
in the future. I feel a business professional at City Hall working with the new City Manager is the answer.