To the editor:

From one Nevada citizen to others, I encourage voters of Ward 4 to choose Dane Nealson for Nevada City Council Nov. 7. Dane has proven himself enthusiastic and highly committed. His service in preparing for and leading local events, such as the Freedom Run 5k raising money for the Story County Freedom Flight, has demonstrated willingness to put in long hours when deadlines were looming and tasks were unfinished. When problems arose during events, Dane was the one acting quickly to right the situation.

As someone who works with members of the aging population in Nevada, I understand the importance of a safe venue for seniors to connect and stay active, especially during winter months. The Capstone 2020 rec center proposal will provide that opportunity. At the recent joint meeting of the City Council and school board, Dane was the only candidate running for council to stand and speak in favor of the proposal.

I have seen firsthand his willingness to seek other people’s opinions and advice in problem solving and decision-making. This openness has already been established in the community with his extensive efforts to knock every door in Ward 4. Dane’s enthusiasm and commitment will serve the Nevada community well on the City Council. I encourage citizens in Ward 4 to vote for Dane Nealson.

Micah Hayek