FALLS CITY – Falls City mayor candidate Carla Rhodd is campaigning on the idea that Falls City has made great strides as a community and needs to keep its momentum going.
She saidexpects to have the backing of many Falls City success stories.
Rhodd: “I am proud of Falls City. I feel like Falls City has done great things over the years and I feel like it’s my time to step up in that leadership role.”
Rhodd was born in Falls City and graduated high school there in 2003. She attended Northwest Missouri State and returned to town with her husband, Josh, in 2008.
She worked three years on Falls City EDGE and is currently an assistant cashier at F&M Bank.
Rhodd: “I am going into this as making sure Falls City is moving forward in a way that we have been in the past. I mean, we have a great foundation, we’ve built so many things for this community and I want to make sure that we provide and maintain opportunities for the younger generation of this community to come back to Falls City.”
She said citizens’ main concern right now is related to public safety and said she was encouraged by a recent meeting of the Take Back Our Community group.
Rhodd: “I felt like the attendance at that meeting was absolutely incredible. It was great to see a lot of people stepping up, wanting to make a little bit of a change and I feel like now, starting that group, we’re moving in the right direction.”
Rhodd and Shawna Bindle received the highest votes in the May primary and will both be on the ballot in November.
Rhodd: “Being the first woman mayor, it does mean a lot. It means a lot to me. It means a lot to my daughter. I’m excited about it and stepping up and really showing the girls out there that you can do anything.”
Rhodd said she plans to approach the job of mayor one day at a time.