Q & A With Reedley City Council Member Matthew Tuttle

May 14, 2022 | 2022 Articles, Community, Lorie Lewis Ham, Reedley News

by Lorie Lewis Ham

A few years ago, KRL did a series of interviews with various members of the Reedley City Council and we decided it was time to do that again. We are starting off with a relatively new member, Matthew Tuttle.

KRL: You name and how long have you been on the City Council?

Matthew: I have been on the City Council for one year.

KRL: Are you originally from Reedley, if not how, when and why did you end up here?

Matthew: I was born at the Reedley Hospital in 1980 and lived here most of my life. I went to Washington School, Riverview, Grant, Reedley High School, and Reedley College. I moved away a couple times as an adult only to return each time. The last time I knew I belonged here and set down my roots.

Matthew Tuttle

KRL: Why did you want to be on the City Council?

Matthew: I decided to be on the Council to help represent business people, and to be a good steward for the city.

KRL: What is your occupation?


Matthew:
I joined the US Army immediately following the 9/11 attack and now I am a Reedley small business owner and help the health and wellness of our community through my gym, Gnardog CrossFit.

KRL: What are your duties as a Council member and your goals?

Matthew: I am happy to help put into focus the importance of health and wellness of our community especially now w/ the issues of a global health pandemic. Recently, I am partnered w/ our local gyms, Fitness Quest & Xcelerate Fitness in participating in the Greater Reedley Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Reedley Health & Fitness Expo that took place the weekend of April 1, 2, & 3.

I am extremely happy and proud of the City of Reedley Military Banner Program. This is our 2nd year. The banners highlight local Military Veterans in hanging a banner w/ their picture and some military information about them from Memorial Day in May to Veteran’s Day in November. We had over 80 participate last year!

Goals I have for our town is to continue to bring in quality business, housing, and community service activities.

Lorie Lewis Ham is our Editor-in-Chief and a contributor to various sections, coupling her journalism experience with her connection to the literary and entertainment worlds. Explore Lorie’s mystery writing at Mysteryrat’s Closet. Lorie’s latest mystery novel, One of Us, is set in the Tower District of Fresno and the world of community theatre!

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