Councilman Tyler Shuff is running on a platform of economic development and improvement of the city's parks and safety services in his campaign for re-election as Tiffin City Council at-large representative.
Shuff filled an unexpired term in 2008 and ran unopposed in the election a year later. He is the property manager for Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group.
He said he would like to focus on creating more economic opportunities and promote more economic growth in Tiffin.
"I want to see (Tiffin) a very business-aggressive place. I love the economic development we have going on downtown," he said.
Shuff said he also would like to focus on improving the city's infrastructure and safety services.
"I think as an elected official, safety services is one of our top priorities," he said.
He said that when he joined council, they had to cut funding for four or five years but still maintained the city.
"We did it with very minimal layoffs. We were able to take certain positions and combine them together to save taxpayer dollars," he said.
As head of the Personnel and Labor Committee, Shuff helped come up with ideas to increase the safety of the city, including block watch, the citizens' academy and the cadet program.
The cadet program allows individuals enrolled in the program to ride with police, learn about the town and work within neighborhoods.
"It saves the city money and it also helps us to train police officers," he said. "It's a way of putting two or three more police officers on the street at no cost to the taxpayers. (The cadets) are almost getting a free internship."
Shuff also wants to focus on improving Tiffin's parks and recreation. He said he has created blueprints for a 9.6-mile, all-purpose trail around Tiffin. Shuff said he is working on finding grant money to fund the project.
He also said he would like to use the $2 million budget carryover to improve the city's infrastructure and the city parks, including adding an internship program.
He said his creativity and imagination have brought fresh ideas to council, and that through communication, he is able to give all individuals the same amount of respect.
"I'm going to give you the same amount of respect, I'm going to hear your concerns," he said. "I don't consider myself a politician. I consider myself a public servant."