Curran said his first priority as a council member in Beavercreek will be listening to council members, city staff and residents to learn “what particular issues they feel strongly about.” Listening to citizens, he said, is an “important responsibility for any elected official.”
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“The big challenge for a city that has a financial base based on property taxes is economic development,” Curran said. “It will be very important to develop a strong economic base in the city.”
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Curran was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Bob Stone, who won the bid for the mayor’s office in November’s election. Curran joins newly elected members to council Joanna Garcia and Ryan Rushing.
Others on the six-member council are Melissa Litteral, Zach Upton and Julie Vann.