Blackley is on the city’s Planning Commission — since 2008 — and a board member for Chardon Tomorrow, which focuses on improving the city’s quality of life, encouraging economic development and preserving its character.
He also is a former city councilman, led the Charter Review Committee this year and has served as municipal engineer in Chardon (from 1993 to 1999), Middlefield and Highland Heights.
The 28-year resident was edged out in the 2007 council election.
His main objective is to implement cost-sharing of road, recreation and infrastructure improvements through collaborations and agreements with surrounding communities and developers.
“It is imperative that the voters elect persons who will place the long-term welfare of the city of Chardon above their political aspirations and have had prior experience in the government and in the management of public affairs,” he said.
- Betsy Scott, The News-Herald article Sept. 22