When recently asked, “What are the principles you would carry into that role of Mayor to deserve it?” I answered, ” I am experienced, approachable, honest, collaborative, ethical, and deliberate in action.”
The mayor needs to represent the people. Mayors “typically” run their city or town’s day-to-day administration. The Mayor usually with a town manager, set the agenda, and work with the legislative body, we call our Board of Commissioners, to enact laws that move their town forward and deliver for the people. The Mayor should not only preside over council meetings, provide leadership, but should receive input from constituents and make collaborative business decisions regardless of having no vote during town board meetings. Mayors, represent their town during ribbon cutting, county, state, and federal mayoral events, and is the “face” of the town to new and upcoming businesses. The Mayor also can work to gather funding along with grant writers and the town manager to advocate for advancements to assist the Town staff in delivering for the people, clean water, updated sewer and waste water treatment plants, pipes, and more.
There is a need for strategic and tactical vision, and execution, I have that experience working, developing, and sustaining large organizations in a multi billion dollar company using those very characteristics. I also have been here in Siler City and in Chatham County over the last 20 years developing and working in appointed and elected leadership roles in both civic and town/county appointed organizations. These positions allowed me to move us forward to drive Economic Development advocating the development of business and safe environment for our citizens. These changes have included development of new ordinances while removing some old ordinances collaborating with the Board of Commissioners and town staff. These ordinances have enabled new business into Siler City that were not able to come before. This work enabled the start of cleanup efforts (much more to go). If one strolls in our new downtown overlay district, you can see the recent changes. This has also brought new visitors to our innovative and resilient little town enjoying more pedestrian friendly streets. I would like to be able to expand this work across Siler City. I do hope I have earned your vote for Mayor for the next two years. Vote Jackie Adams for Mayor of Siler City