I want to make our local government more responsive to the needs of Staunton residents. Building on Staunton’s many strengths, from the can-do spirit of our people to the natural abundance of our area, can allow us to build a strong local economy with good jobs for all our citizens.
But to face today’s historic challenges, we need to empower our families, our civic groups and our businesses to put Staunton First.
We can’t wait for Washington or Wall Street to fix the economy. We need to start right now to create jobs and prosperity from the bottom up, right here. That means making more of our own stuff and providing more of our own services, rather than relying on the globalized market.
We did it in the past. We can do it again. And we can enjoy resilient prosperity that’s not reliant on the ups and downs of the stock market or the price of oil.