WHY I'M RUNNING
Like most of you, Hammond has always been my home. Growing up, I knew this is where I wanted to start my family because Hammond raised me. The neighbors who molded and guided me as a youth instilled a great sense of community. As a result, I want to continue to serve the City of Hammond as your 3rd District City Councilman, and that is why I am seeking re-election in 2023.
The servant leadership philosophy is something I’ve practiced my entire life. It has guided me as a high school football coach at for the past 17 years, and as an external partner to the School City of Hammond through my previous work with Legacy Foundation, the First Tee of Hammond and Teach For America. It is also the way I've worked to lead as your 3rd District City Councilman. By definition, “a servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible.” This is the same approach I've brought to my time on the City Council.
During my next term, I plan to continue to recruit businesses that actually meet the needs of our residents; provide youth with even more viable educational, social and employment options; and alongside key stakeholders, build a network of support for individuals and families. By using the information and connections I've gained over the past 4 years, we will create additional resources and knowledge that all families and individuals can utilize to improve their overall quality of life.
Over the next few months, I am committed to continuing to work to earn your trust and your vote. I want to continue to engage with as many fellow residents as possible, so that I can provide our community with the types of tools and supports needed to create positive change.
Barry Tyler Jr.