I’m Asking You To Join The Team
The most important thing that I’ve learned as your mayor for the last 15 years, and as a former city employee for nearly 30 years previously, is that no one individual can take credit for our successes and the progress we’ve made as a city.
What we’ve accomplished, we’ve accomplished together as a team. So many of us share the same goal of making Winston-Salem a better place for all of us to live.
That’s why, once again, I’m asking you to join the team and be part of our 2016 campaign.
I Am Proud Of What We’ve Accomplished
Among our accomplishments continuing to add jobs to our city’s economy is right up at the top of the list. Almost every week we see new investment by companies coming to our city and from those who already call Winston-Salem home. Our Wake Forest Innovation Quarter has come into its own. The investments in infrastructure we’ve made there are showing great returns. Today the Innovation Quarter is home to more than 3,100 workers and over 2,000 students. And all across our city, companies both large and small are adding jobs to create opportunity for all our residents.
And How About Our Downtown?
Does it even resemble our downtown of even five years ago? Every place you look on 4th, Trade, Liberty and all around our center city, you can see a vibrancy and excitement that is drawing people of all ages to share in the downtown experience.
We’re Making The City Of Arts And Innovation A Reality
From the creative and performing arts to state-of-the-art manufacturing, internationally recognized research, technological innovation, small business creation, financial leadership and world class health care, we’re a city on the move. And we’re making it happen together.
But We’re About More Than Growing Business
Several years ago we began an effort to solve the problem of chronic homelessness and end homelessness among our veterans. Today, working together with so many of you, we’ve reduced chronic homelessness by more than 70 percent and ended homelessness among veterans. And at the end of last year we announced an effort to reduce the levels of poverty in our community.
We will be successful because we all share the belief that everyone who is able to work, deserves a decent paying job, the opportunity to attain the American dream of owning their own home and the chance to make a better life for themselves and their families.
So Let’s Keep It Going
Yes, there’s so much of which we can be proud, but there’s also much more to do. And there always will be. That’s because we’re not a city of complacency. We don’t rest on our laurels. We’re always asking, “what’s next.”
And that’s why I need your help again as part of our campaign. Lend your name as a supporter, your time as a campaign volunteer and your thoughts and energies as we move toward the general election in November. Take just a moment and click on “How You Can Help” at the top of this page.
I’m asking you to once again to, Join The Team and let’s keep Winston-Salem moving forward together.
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