District 1: Hibbert: Foster growth in local community

  • By BRENT HIBBERT
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:50pm
  • Opinion

My name is Brent Hibbert. I grew up on a farm in Northern Wyoming where I learned the value of hard work, long hours and a very strong work ethic. In 1984 I moved to Soldotna, Alaska along with my wife Debra at the age of 21. I worked for CA White Wireline and Jackson Construction as well as drove taxi at night on weekends.

6 years later in 1990 we bought our first home, 1991 had our first son Taylor locally at Central Peninsula Hospital, and took ownership of the taxicab service I was working for. Our second son Austin was born 5 years later, also locally at Central Peninsula Hospital.

After 19 years, in 2009 we built our new facility on Kalifornsky Beach Road which houses not only our administrative office, but also our own complete three-bay mechanics garage and our 24-hour dispatching service. We currently utilize 43 drivers, dispatchers, and administrative staff. It is conveniently located between Kenai, Alaska and Soldotna, Alaska.

We currently have a total of 22 taxicabs in our fleet, 5 of which are wheelchair accessible vans.

We have spent the last 27 years doing business in this community and are very proud to provide our community with the opportunity and convenience of transportation through our services.

I was appointed to the Assembly in January, 2017, and have been the Finance Committee Chair for the last 9 months. There is a definite need for special attention to areas such as our schools, roads, and solid waste facilities. We need diversity in our economy and support for our local Mining, Oil and Gas Industry, Commercial Fishing, and Tourism to stimulate economic development.

I support Central Peninsula Hospital and the continual growth of our local communities through Education, Tourism, Fishing, and the Alaskan way.

Thank you for your support.

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