MASON CITY – Mason City Third Ward Councilman Brett Schoneman tells NIT Monday morning that he is resigning from the city council.
This is Mr. Schoneman’s resignation letter:
To be successful, a person, a business, or a city needs to write out their priorities and goals on paper so when a tough decision comes up, the emotion of the moment doesn’t make it more difficult than it needs to be. If the opportunity matches the goals and priorities, you need to ACT. If you hesitate, you will compromise yourself or the organization that you represent. In my experience, these opportunities are never easy and almost always look like an uphill battle. This is what all the good stuff in life looks like. Good health, good relationships, and a successful business almost always look like hard work and an uphill battle, but they are worth it. I’ve never heard a successful businessperson say that they passed on several opportunities to find their business where they would like it to be. My family is taking our own advice and the new opportunity will have me moving outside of Ward 3, thereby not allowing me to serve on the Mason City City Council. I’ve enjoyed serving the city in this position and I will continue to serve North Iowa as I did before I was elected. Mason City is an astounding community that has a lot more potential than they know. I’ve lived in several communities and there really is something special here. I challenge the incoming City Council and incoming Mayor to take the vision of the community as they always have, but to not be afraid to take opportunities as they come up. This town is strong enough that no one project can make or break it, but we need to stop being a glass half empty type of city and figure out what we can be successful at, then charge the Elected officials to go get it!