During its November 8th board meeting, the Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance calling an election in the City of Grain Valley on April 5, 2022.
The first day for candidates to file for the general municipal election will be Tuesday, December 7th beginning at 8:00am and the last day for candidate filing will be Tuesday, December 28th at 5:00pm.
Candidates date and time of filing will be recorded and shall appear on the ballot in that order.
In addition to a potential bond issue for a proposed police building, residents will vote for Mayor, and aldermen positions in each of the City’s three wards.
Mayor Chuck Johnston stated he planned to run for re-election, highlighting the work completed during his first term and goals for another term.
“I look forward to continuing the street improvements we have already completed. We have made great strides in the year and a half I have been in office and I don't want to see a step backwards in the future,” Johnston said.
“I also look forward for plans to build a new Police Station and renovate the current City Hall. We have continued our commercial growth and I want to continue our efforts going forward.”
Former mayor Michael Todd stated he has not ruled out a run for another term.
In Ward I, Jayci Stratton’s term expires in April 2022. Stratton stated she is undecided at this point regarding her plans to run for another term. In Ward II, Rick Knox stated he planned to run again.
“I would like to see the new police station through,” Knox said.
In Ward III, Bob Headley’s term expires in April. Headley did not reply to a request for comment regarding his plans by deadline.
The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be held November 22nd at 7:00pm at City Hall.