Another Adel citizen has announced her candidacy for the Adel City Council in the city elections coming up this November. Jodi Selby, Vice President at Bankers Trust in Des Moines, has officially thrown her name into the hat.
As with other candidates who are vying for seats in the Adel City Government, Selby is keeping a close eye on the tax abatement program and the proposed annexation of about 1,000 acres south of town.
A news release, issued by Selby, says that she once supported the tax abatement program, but now believes that the best way to ensure economic stability within the city is to adjust and bring the program to an end.
“I believe the residents, council, community/business leaders, and developers must come to the table and work together to create solutions,” Selby stated in the news release. “Keeping Adel’s small town charm while still encouraging growth can be done.”
The news release states that Selby believes the community, including residents, the city council and community and business leaders must come together to find solutions, not only for all of the major issues the City of Adel faces.
“Planned growth is great for the city and I love meeting the news people in our community,” Selby said in the news release. “I’m anxious to be part of the solution to bring more comprehensive planning that will assist in benchmarking future growth.”
The news release stated that she believes the town is more divided than ever and she hopes to be able to bring it back together.
Selby’s family roots in Adel go back nearly 80 years and she is the daughter of former Dallas County Sheriff Lee Struble. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Upper Iowa University, an associates degree in liberal arts from DMACC and was a 2015 recipient of the Governor’s Volunteer Award for service with the State of Iowa as a guardian and conservator and currently sits on the board of Ballet Des Moines, according to the news release.