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I am running for re-election as your city-wide At-Large Councilmember. I seek to make Greenville a City of Excellence. Below is the record of my efforts toward this goal. Please join me in these efforts.THROUGH HARD TIMES —Since joining the Council in 2007, I helped navigate our city government through the very challenging economic recession that started in 2008, pushed for transparency and excellent constituent communication, and encouraged smart new development projects, which are helping make Greenville a residential, recreational, commercial, cultural, and tourist center of eastern North Carolina.
GROWTH AND PROGRESS—We’ve grown and made progress for many years, going back at least to the mayoral administrations of Don Parrott and Pat Dunn. Here are just some of the successful projects I’ve worked on—with other partners—since 2007:
FUTURE ECONOMIC VITALITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE—A number of exciting new projects—some of which await future announcements—are in the works. With your help, and a reasonable majority on the Council, we can continue working for smart projects that bring both economic vitality and enhance our quality of life.
A WELL-RUN CITY HALL—There’s still work to do, but in the past two years I’ve worked with a loose coalition on the Council to reverse the negative trend where numerous high-level, key City personnel resigned at great cost in dollars, institutional memory, and continuity of service. I’ll continue pressing hard to maintain professional practices and structures that attract and maintains top talent. I’ll work to expose and halt inappropriate, politically motivated interference from any mayor or councilmember.
YOU WON’T HAVE TO GUESS—My regular newsletter, available upon request and emailed to Greenville citizens, shows that I’ll keep you informed about your city government and explain my positions on important issues. You’ll know why I vote as I do, and you won’t have to guess what’s going on behind the scenes.
I’M HERE TO STAY—Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, I’ve lived and worked in Greenville for decades. I plan to continue living and working here—and eventually retire—and I understand the issues and challenges of people and municipalities in our part of the state. I’m committed to this city and will run a vigorous campaign.
Thanks so much for your support and your vote.Calvin Mercer, Mayor Pro-Tem, Greenville
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