Kirby Whitlock Photo Angela Mouly
Kirby Whitlock submitted his nomination for Mayor of the Town of Vermilion on September 18.
Whitlock has lived in Vermilion his whole life and his family has been here for over 60 years. He is a third generation business owner in Vermilion and an avid volunteer in various organizations within the community.
Whitlock is the Rotary membership chair, outbound youth exchange counselor, and youth Interact Club chair. Whitlock is also a director for the Good Life Institute, the Museum Board, and the Lakeland Robotics Club as well as a mentor for the Biz Kids program.
Whitlock’s platform is, ‘Make Vermilion Stronger.' As a supporter of community, he believes the Mayor should have the best interests of the community at heart.
“We have to talk to our community and see what they think, and I think we need to get some fresh new ideas," commented Whitlock.
Being a local business owner, one thing he would like to start is a business association.
“I want to get that going so that local businesses have a voice. Small businesses are what will keep the world alive,” said Whitlock.
Whitlock would like to be a mentor for new business members coming to Vermilion and would also like to improve relationships with other community organizations.
“I am always ready to listen to people. It is the best way to find out what is happening. I’m going to talk with my heart and I am doing it for the people.
I hear a lot about the lack of good quality internet in this area and I understand the cost of upgrading our internet is expensive, however, by improving our internet system to broadband it can attract new opportunities. Sometimes you need to spend money to make money, but of course you have to do it responsibly,” said Whitlock.
For more information you can email Kirby Whitlock at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by Christina’s Home Furnishings.