Karl Skala brings a blend of neighborhood values, community solutions, experienced leadership, and renewed dedication to Columbia’s City Council.

“As a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, MU graduate, husband, father of three and as your neighbor, I have lived and raised my family in the Third Ward for 32 years. Like you, I have a stake in Columbia!”

I will stand up for Third Ward residents and support:

  • Public Safety - Through community policing and full staffing of police and firefighters
  • Jobs - Through emphasis on technical training, business retention/expansion , and home-grown start-ups; carefully weighing economic incentives on a case-by-case basis
  • Taxpayer Equity - Through user-based fees, not higher taxes; assuring that new development shares in the cost of infrastructure and growth
  • Planning for Growth - Through comprehensive and growth management planning; creative use of public/private partnerships in building roads and other infrastructure

Third Ward residents deserve a representative with experience, dedication and proven leadership skill. Experience matters and my qualifications include:

Hominy Branch Neighborhood Association (12 yrs) - Founder
Former Columbia Third Ward City Councilman (3 yrs)
Columbia Planning & Zoning Commission (7 yrs) - Current Member & Past Vice-Chair
Columbia/Boone CO Environment & Energy Commission (11 yrs) - Current Chair
Columbia Infrastructure Task Force (2 yrs) - Current Member
Columbia Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee (8 yrs)
Columbia/Boone County Smart Growth Coalition (7 yrs) - Current Chair
Columbia Community Radio KOPN 89.5 FM (2 yrs) - Board Member
Nat’l League of Cities University Communities & Leadership Training Councils (2 yrs)
Nat’l League of Cities City Futures Panel on Democratic Governance (2 yrs)

I look forward to visiting with each, and every one of you to hear about your concerns and hopes for Columbia. If elected, I will work hard on your behalf and on behalf of your neighborhood and our community.

Thank you for listening and please vote on April 2nd!

Paid for by Skala for Council, Betty Wilson, Treasurer