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April 15, 2014

Aledo City Council Place 4 candidates for May 10 election

Kimberley Hiebert (I)

Kimberley Hiebert, 48, graduated from Texas A&M University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks and Recreation and Hotel Resort Management. She worked in the travel and tourism industry as a special events planner and as a hotel manager for Marriott for eight years until becoming a mother of twins. She stayed home to raise three boys before re-entering the work force. Currently, she is a licensed Texas real estate broker and a program manager for HDR Engineering Inc., a global firm specializing in transportation infrastructure resources and architecture. Hiebert is a recognized professional in the industry and holds a senior member designation from the International Right of Way Association and is a board member for the International Right of Way Association Chapter 36, serving on the professional development committee. Hiebert has been married for 24 years to Lt. Col Gordon Hiebert, who is based out of the 10th Air Force at NAS Fort Worth JRB and is a pilot for American Airlines. Together they have raised three boys who have all achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and who are all currently in college at Texas A&M University and Rice University.

 

Q. What is the city’s biggest problem and how can you help solve it?

A. Aledo is unique in that its locale is near a large metropolitan area while at the same time it possesses a very distinct small-town charm. It is essential that we maintain that characteristic as we grow, but it will undoubtedly be a challenge. Two great advantages we have are that our water supply and wastewater system are good to go for our current demands as well as long-term growth. This allows us to focus on other needs such as police, municipal facilities, roads, maintenance and parks and recreation. In order to answer these demands, we have to increase revenue by growing the tax base through residential and commercial growth. Because the city has invested in developing a strategic plan based upon input from its citizens, we have a clear direction and have become more attractive to quality developers, entrepreneurs and investors.

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