I am Ryan Redfield, and I am announcing my candidacy for Cambridge City Council. My wife Kimberly and I have chosen to make Cambridge our home because of the many things the community offers. We plan to raise a family here.
I graduated in 2009 from Anoka Ramsey Community College in Cambridge, and have experienced the opportunities available in our community. I currently work at the Cambridge Workforce Center with at-risk and low income youth. Local government directly impacts people’s lives, and I wish to serve the people of Cambridge.
As a community, we are at a unique crossroads to improve upon the quality of life features that make Cambridge a place that businesses want to come to, and people want to raise their families. I am exciting that building is happening here again, it is a sign of growth.
The city council will have many important decisions to make in the next few years. There is a community push for a new library, a teen center, and a YMCA/aquatics facility, places for families to go and participate in healthy living activities. I am supportive of these goals, and want to be a part of getting them right, as they will be a feature of Cambridge for generations to come. We can have one go-to community center that combines the library, an aquatics facility, and a place for teens to go for valuable programs and social interaction. We need to get it right, unlike when the Armed Forces Reserve and Community Center was built.
I would be honored to have your vote for city council and to be part of these important decisions in our community.