Justin Kallal, Campaign Manager, Introduction of Amy Surdam
I think the best way for me to do that is to answer a question that I have been getting asked an awful lot lately: Why are you managing Amy’s campaign for Mayor?
And the answer is simple: I am doing it for me. I want to be a part of this. I want to live in a city with a leader that is capable, visionary, loves Cheyenne, and who is doing it for all the right reasons.
Amy is one of the most capable people I have ever known. She is a nurse practitioner, property developer, the founder and owner of multiple businesses, executive director of the DDA, founder and president of the children’s museum, and a Lt. Colonel in the Army National Guard. To top it all off she is also the mother of four boys.
She is a visionary who sees obstacles as opportunities. She saw the “hole” downtown and she saw an opportunity. She had the vision to see that not only would a children’s museum be a tremendous asset to Cheyenne but the museum would also solve the problem of the “hole” downtown and help continue the process of downtown revitalization.
Amy grew up here and she loves Cheyenne and the people who live here. She shows this everyday with her commitment to her work for the DDA, her work for and support of numerous non-profits in Cheyenne, and the jobs her businesses bring to Cheyenne. She shows her love with her contagious smile and optimism even when she is working with people on the opposite side of the fence on an issue.
Last, Amy is running for Mayor for all the right reasons. She is following her passion for Cheyenne and for the chance to help Cheyenne be the best it can be. She wants Cheyenne to be as great as the people who live here. She wants Cheyenne to be a place that attracts young workers and companies, a place that her children want to live when they grow up, and she wants to be the Mayor to give back to this community.
So without further ado, I give you Amy Surdam, the next Mayor of Cheyenne.