Mount Airy prides itself on our small town community values. My family continues to benefit from living in a truly special place. I have always believed one should give back more than one has received.
Many folks around town have seen me during my nine years as a MAYAA soccer coach, or my continuing involvement with the Boy Scouts of America. I've served on the town planning commission for six years and as an appointed councilman. I'm advising the science, technology, engineering and mathematics students in Carroll County high schools. This month you can catch me as guest educator for engineering sciences at MAES and Twin Ridge.
I feel strongly about preserving what is special about our town and community. I've seen us elect leaders who, while professing to control growth, fail to do exactly that. I've also seen us elect leaders who argue with no constructive purpose, or another who has abused our town staff . We need to change this.
I have an established record of fighting growth that strains our infrastructure, and am known for vigorous but respectful discussion. I'm running to give back to our community, and not to gain power or recognition. I ask for your vote, so I may serve our town as your council member.
The writer is a candidate for Mount Airy Town Council.
807 Butternut Circle