Scott Casey announced a run for a Blue Springs City Council District 1 Tuesday night in a Facebook video.

Casey, who ran for the council in 2017 against Jeff Quibell and Jerry Kaylor, currently serves on the Planning Commissioner, is a member of the environmental group Green Blue Springs and founded the citizens group Blue Springs For A Bright Future. As he prepares to challenge incumbent Dale Carter, whose current term expires in April, Casey says he plans to rely on the same inspiration, while drawing on increased experience and an expanded platform.

“I had no previous campaign experience, no inside connections and virtually no money,” Casey said of his initial run. “What I did have were ideas about what our city could be doing and what the future of Blue Springs could look like. … I believe we could be doing more.”

Casey said that his campaign -- which he plans to roll out to voters over the next several weeks -- will encompass “everything from small businesses to mental health to blight.” Specifically, Casey aims to implement solar panels for businesses and schools, improve discrimination policies, and partner with the school district to establish a potential early childhood program.

Those interested in learning more about Casey’s campaign can visit his Facebook page. Casey will also host a campaign kickoff event to meet voters and answer questions from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Sidepockets, 1237 S.W. Missouri 7.