Dear Friends & Fellow Hillsboroughians,
I am grateful for the privilege of serving as Mayor of Hillsborough, and today I am announcing that I will run for another term.
In the last decade our town has accomplished many things of which we can be proud. We embrace a high standard for stewardship of our basic infrastructure, investing sensibly in things like regular road maintenance, a new waste-water treatment plant, attractive way-finding signage, and the Nash Street sidewalk - not to mention wonderful community amenities like Gold Park and Riverwalk.
While we’ve accomplished much, there’s plenty of work on the horizon. We must deal with a wave of development proposals; we have a train station to build; we have new neighborhoods with new people that need to be welcomed into our town; and we have an exciting opportunity to move town facilities (police, fire, and water billing) from downtown to a new town hall campus freeing space for additional commercial enterprise in our historic town center.
I am ready to continue working hard on behalf of our community, and to do so keeping in mind a widely shared vision that emphasizes small-town character, celebrating our cultural and natural heritage, and encouraging sustainable prosperity for folks from all walks of life.
In Hillsborough we enjoy a vitality and sense of community you can feel walking down the street. It will take many heads, hands, and hearts to preserve what is enduring about the Hillsborough we love while shaping the Hillsborough we envision for the future. I will continue to serve as a passionate spokesperson for Hillsborough, and I will do my best to offer seasoned leadership to move us forward together.
June 28, 2015
photo courtesy of Craven Creative Photography