A Strong Leader for Our City!
Service to the City of Beavercreek
City Council Member, May 2020-present
Board of Zoning Appeals, 2018-2020 (Chair, 2019-2020; Vice Chair, 2018-2019)
VP Villas at Kings Crossing HOA, 2013-2018
Charter Review Committee, 2013-2014
Support for economic development in Beavercreek to continue building a vibrant community
Maintain a high standard of fiscal responsibility with a track record of winning awards from the State of Ohio
Solving Local Issues
Dedicated to helping residents with a focus on building strong neighborhoods
A Trusted, Local Voice on Political Issues
Much is going well in the City of Beavercreek, but we cannot become complacent. We need to continue developing new and innovative ways to attract businesses and families to our community. We need to find ways to solve problems so that our residents continue to flourish.
Glen’s position as a community and church leader helps the City of Beavercreek achieve these goals, to move forward as a great location in which to raise a family.
A Family Man
- Economic Development. Glen supports the growth and proliferation of businesses throughout Beavercreek.
- Attention to Local Issues. Glen is running a “hyper-local” campaign because he loves listening and trying to solve local problems.
- Zoning. As the former Chair of the Board of Zoning Appeals, Glen is experienced in helping solves issues related to zoning. He believes ardently in stability so that citizens and business owners alike can reliably invest in Beavercreek.
- Tornado recovery. Glen’s neighborhood was hit in the Memorial Day tornado; it was not the worst hit area, but he knows what it is like to wrangle with insurance and re-build parts of his home. Even though the tornado hit Beavercreek (and the wider Miami Valley) in 2019, he is fully dedicated to the recovery effort, and supports local businesses re-opening their doors.
- Supporting our police. The City of Beavercreek has 1.04 officers per 1,000 population. By most standards, this is low, so City Council should listen carefully to the concerns of the Chief of Police as the needs of the city change. Beavercreek remains a low crime community, but it is integral that policing remain proactive, rather than reactive.
- Fiscal restraint. Glen is very careful fiscally, and will seek to protect the money of taxpayers.
- Low taxes. There is no “magic wand” but Glen will maintain a close watch on taxes to keep them as low as possible.
- Parks. As the father of three children, Glen frequently visits parks across Beavercreek. He has new ideas on how they can be improved for the next generation of children.
- Promote Green Spaces. Beavercreek already has a great framework to promote green spaces through its Tree City USA initiative as well as the Beaver Creek Wetlands Association. Glen seeks to support contiguous green zones, farm areas, parks, as well as greenery in developed areas to mesh economic development with as many green spaces as possible.
- Bikeway. The Bikeway and Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee has done some excellent work on the bikeway that runs through Beavercreek. Glen encourages this initiative, and seeks to help businesses capitalize when new visitors come to the city.
- Splash Pad. On a recent survey of the city, a splash-pad is the number one request of the citizens of Beavercreek. Glen’s idea for the splash-pad is to build/upgrade a park that utilizes Beavercreek’s mascot, the beaver, to educate children on Ohio’s contributions to flight and space–in one area, a beaver in a plane; in another area, a beaver in a space shuttle. Signs will highlight local citizens that have been pioneers in these developments.
- Senior Center. Glen encourages the ongoing development of the Senior Center with new and innovative ways to engage the seniors of Beavercreek.
- Good neighbors. In the wake of the tornado and through the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, numerous neighboring jurisdictions helped our city. Glen seeks to maintain great relations with Beavercreek Township, WPAFB, and all neighboring municipalities to better the Miami Valley.
- Listening. As a professor, Glen does a lot of talking. But, listening is a top priority for him as he seeks to serve the citizens of Beavercreek. He is committed to serving the people of Beavercreek, and this starts with listening.
- Schools. Although tangential to the work of City Council, all three of Glen’s kids attend Beavercreek City Schools–he seeks to support the schools where he can in line with his issues and ideals listed above.
- Servant Leadership. Glen always seeks to be a John 13 servant leader to the best of his ability.
Professor Duerr of Cedarville University
“The Heart of a Teacher”
Glen Duerr, 41, is Associate Professor of International Studies at Cedarville University, and the author/editor of three books. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Kent State University. An avid runner, golfer, and former semi-professional soccer player, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. They are members of University Baptist Church where Glen serves as a Deacon.
He has served as your City Councilman since May 2020.
Paid for by: Citizens for Glen Duerr