January 11, 2001

Brad Everett To Run For City Commission

Brad Everett announced today that he is a candidate for the Manhattan City Commission. A native to Manhattan and a KSU graduate, Mr.
Everett has worked with Marriott Corporation since 1986. He is the manager of the Fairfield Inn by Marriott.

He has been active in the community serving as Chair of the Manhattan Convention and Visitor Bureau; member of the Board of Directors of
the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce; member of the Board of Advisors for the Seven Dolors Childcare Center; served on the
committee to promote the Mayors Christmas Tree and the Flinthills Bread Basket; member of Habitat for Humanity and Rotary.

His wife, Amy, is the daughter of Art and Angie Post and is a Manhattan native. They have four children and are active members of the
Seven Dolors Parish.

He said that Manhattan City Commission needs to bring a common sense, business approach to city government.

"With the important decisions facing the city, the city commission needs to be more sensitive to the impact that growing taxes have on
people with young families, and others on fixed or limited incomes," Everett said.

He said, "I am concerned about the past and proposed level of city spending. The next commission must be better stewards of our neighbor's
hard earned tax dollars.

Everett said, "I understand that the money that the commission spends belongs to its citizens. If elected, I will work hard to insure that every
dollar spent is a wise and appropriate use of the taxpay