Bob Morgan filed to run for a second term as Beatrice City Council member for the 1st Ward.
Morgan, who is also the campus director for Southeast Community College in Beatrice, said that the city has seen forward momentum in the area of economic development and he would like to see that trend continue.
Morgan said the city has chalked up some achievements in economic development with businesses like Hybrid Turkeys opening up shop in the industrial park and the downtown revitalization grants the city has awarded have been big steps forward.
“I think we've got some momentum going and we've had some good wins,” Morgan said. “I would really like to make sure we move forward again for another four years and have some positive effects on Beatrice.”
Morgan, who moved to Beatrice in 2001 and is completing his first term as a council member, said that going forward, the city will face challenges not uncommon to most municipalities, like a mounting number of infrastructure projects that have to be dealt with in a fiscally responsible way.
In the near future, he said, there are a number of infrastructure projects to be looked at, including the potential need for a new fire station, which will require careful consideration.
“I think it's a matter of just trying to prioritize and make everything fit into a fiscally-responsible budget for the next year,” Morgan said.