Kraud, Myers stepping down as city appointees

Two Republicans who have served multiple administrations will be leaving city government at the end of the year.

Scott Kraud, who served two terms on the Logansport City Council, has submitted a letter to the Mayor’s Office indicating he will end his service on the Logansport Redevelopment Commission Dec. 31. Kraud also serves on the Logansport School Board. Kraud is employed with Cass County Title.

Beth Myers, who has served as a member and former president of the Logansport Parks and Recreation Board, will attend her final parks board meeting next week. She is a Logansport High School teacher.

Mayor Dave Kitchell said both appointees have been valuable to the community and provided a bipartisan approach that moved the city forward in the past four years.

“In Scott’s case, his dual positions as a school board member and redevelopment commission member, he helped Logansport be a model for other cities that linked the impact of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts on local schools,” Kitchell said. “We were either the first or one of the first redevelopment commissions in Indiana with three school board members, and that alleviated the adversarial relationship between schools and cities where budgets are concerned. Scott did much of the ground work in reviewing applications for TIF funding and ensuring we met all state obligations for operating the districts. We were fortunate to have him and I personally appreciate his service to the city.

“Beth has served two stints on the parks board, and was instrumental in getting us through two changes in parks administrators as well as the completion of a parks master plan. It’s been a difficult time with her mother’s passing, but she has been a steadfast Logansport citizen through it all. She’s gone above  and beyond many times and the community is grateful for her contributions.”

SOURCE: News release from the Office of Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell