Herald runs for re-election to BG Council


Bowling Green Councilman William J. Herald filed the maximum number of signatures to run for re-election
to the Fourth Ward position.
“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Bowling Green this past year as well as during my previous
eight years on council,” he stated.
He plans to continue these initiatives:
•assisting citizens in their interaction with their city government
•improving neighborhoods (including implementation of CAP and East Wooster Street corridor
•encouraging proper economic development
•being vigilant in budgeting
•providing ever-improving efficient and responsive city services
Herald’s current council committee work includes chairing the public lands and buildings committee and
membership on the community improvement committee and public utilities committee.
In the past, he was president pro-tem of council, served on all seven of its committees at one time or
another, and chaired over half of the committees.
While on City Council, Herald has held 36 quarterly meetings to allow citizens an additional forum to
have updates and to voice their concerns.
Herald has also provided newsletters and circulated questionnaires to citizens to update them on city
matters and to allow them an additional means to voice their concerns and ask questions. In fact, last
year — a non-campaign year — he went door to door and visited over a thousand homes.
Herald has over 25 years of business experience. He is currently a data scientist for First Solar. In
addition, Herald also has over 10 years of full-time teaching experience with Bowling Green State
University and the University of Toledo.
Herald’s education includes a bachelor of science degree from BGSU, a master ofScience degree in applied
statistics from BGSU, a master of arts degree in public administration/policy from BGSU, and a Ph.D. in
public policy and management from Ohio State University.
Herald has been a Bowling Green resident for over 40 years. He and his wife, Karen, have three children,
Jonathan, Joel, and Amy, and four grandchildren. Karen recently retired from teaching kindergarten for
30 years. Bill and Karen are longtime members of Covenant Church in Bowling Green.

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