The race for Liberty Township Trustee is on.

Chris Colón, co-founder of non-profit Thrive Mahoning Valley, filed to run for trustee at the Trumbull County Board of Elections Tuesday afternoon.

Colón is focused on issues like safety, improving and creating an economy in Liberty that incentivizes young people to stay in the Valley.

"You certainly want to make sure that we're bringing new businesses to the community, but also bringing new residents into our community," Colón said.

He said road maintenance, support for safety services, improving the township's cleanliness and more community involvement projects were also some of the things he hopes to address if elected.