I don’t see things just as they are, I see them for what they can be.
Moving home to Middletown two years ago, I found the city that I grew up in and loved had at a glance become a tired, under performing place in desperate need of change. Rather than join those who focus on Middletown’s problems and faults, I sought out those who were committed to bringing new ideas, energy and passion to our town.
What I found along the way was a community of like-minded people who inspire me, have supported me and made me want to dive in and be part of the solution. I looked for an opportunity to put a stake in the ground and use it as a resounding example of what is possible in a town where ideas, people and commitment come together to create progress. I started by purchasing the TV Middletown building downtown and within a year turning it into a destination for residents and visitors alike. What was an underused building, now houses five businesses and many offices of small local business owners.
I am committed to growing our city, and spend my days talking with residents, community leaders, business owners, potential business owners and more – all about how we can collaborate to better our city.
We face many challenges in Middletown, but none that we can’t face and overcome through thoughtful, tough, and fair legislation, new policies and creative partnerships. I see our city as brimming with opportunity, a community that is fiercely loyal and yearning to connect, and a hometown that can reinvent itself for success for the next 100 years.
I hope you’ll support me in my commitment to listen, lead and communicate with residents as we work to achieve our #smalltownrebound.