Who is city council candidate Val Snider? Val Snider, a 25 year resident of Colorado Springs, and retired U.S. Air Force Security Police Officer, is running for an At-Large seat for the Colorado Springs City Council for the April 2, 2019 election. Val served previously on the city council from 2011-2015. He was in on the initial change of government in 2011, changing from a Council-Manager form of government to a Council-Mayor, often known as a strong mayor. Val is choosing to run again to fully utilize his first experience and lessons learned on city council to serving the city in a positive proactive way. Val’s strengths to better serve his constituents include his prior working with the Council-Mayor new form of government, his first hand knowledge of how the city system works, and his 17+ years of community engagement and volunteering for various Colorado Springs issues, boards commissions, commissions and task forces. Val’s Platform: 1. Further cultivate the propulsion and vibrancy generated by Mayor Suthers and the current City Council; 2. Increasing parks maintenance annual funding; 3. Promote Fountain Creek Watershed and greenway health and preservation; 4. Implementing the updated Colorado Springs Comprehensive Plan, (Plan COS) especially for Chapter 2 Vibrant Neighborhoods; 5. Procuring future replacement power for the Drake Power Plant retirement.