Hibler wants to give back to Faith community

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 27, 2013

FAITH — Michael Hibler, 62, of North Main Street in Faith, is now one of seven people running for five open seats on the Faith Town Board of Aldermen.
He filed July 18, and he said he’s running “to give back to the community and to make Faith a better place to live.”
Hibler, a retired Army commander, attended one year of college and has taken various leadership courses. In the military, he took several courses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in emergency management and served as a peer-to-peer support specialist.
Hibler said he would like to see some Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training done in Faith.
“You never know when we might have a hurricane or a tornado,” he said, “and we need our people to be involved in taking care of our own community.”
His community involvement includes FEMA, North Carolina Emergency Reserves, the Red Cross in Salisbury as a volunteer, the VA as a veterans service officer, Disabled American Veterans, Faith American Legion and the Faith town zoning board.
Hibler is married with two children, three stepchildren and four grandchildren.
Filing for the Faith board was extended until Wednesday after only three candidates had filed by last Friday’s deadline. Since then, Brian G. Campbell, Matt Lyerly and C. J. Moody have all signed up to run for alderman. Three incumbents -— Keith Deal, Gary Gardner and Todd Peeler — also are in the race.