In order to ensure our community is provided with the best quality healthcare, I will work closely with our medical professionals to understand how we can best help them, help us. I want to ensure we have the best and most up-to-date equipment necessary to provide our citizens with adequate care. I will also promote the development of small community parks and sufficient neighborhood lighting for health and safety. I want annual testing of drinking water in our schools and communities to ensure quality drinking water. My ultimate goal would be to develop a walk and bike trail that will connect our parks and historic community landmarks.
Support Education Initiatives
Attract first-class universities, extension campus, and technical schools to keep our best and brightest here at home. Will promote public-private partnerships with industry, K-12 education, government, non-profits, faith and other entities to prepare an educated workforce for professional service industries of the future.
We must promote the development of talent within our community. By developing public-private partnerships I plan to encourage our high schools to begin and/or enhance workforce shadowing programs.
Ensure we provide access to capital and opportunities for veterans who have served our country. I do not only mean military veterans but also first responders who stand on the front lines each and every day to protect our children and communities.
We must make sure we involve all constituencies in our decision making. I plan to listen to all groups such as parents, youth, educators, first responders, business leaders, community leaders, and all others who have an interest in moving Henry County Forward.
Transportation Infrastructure Improvements
We want to ensure all investments the members of the community contribute are protected. This includes your investments through taxes to provide for transportation. I plan to improve our road infrastructure countywide. I also plan to advocate for walking and biking trails to improve community health and quality of life for our citizens. This will also make us ripe for investment and jobs. I plan to ensure that we maintain public roads located in subdivisions.
Economic Development and Diversification
We must begin to incorporate forward thinking in our decisions today. Time flies fast and if we want to be competitive within the state we must take the necessary steps to continue attracting jobs, new ideas, and capital along with other sources of economic growth. We should not place our economy in the hands of the warehouses and semi-truck industries. These companies destroy our roads adding additional burden on the county’s tax digest and taxpayers. Henry County has to plan for the future by making the business climate right for the next generation of industries matching our people and must be family oriented. High tech, Financial, Biotech, and Aviation will be the focus of our state and nation moving forward. Create a great business environment that will help attract industries that will increase our commercial tax digest and reduce the tax burden on our residents.
Will also provide local law enforcement with the support and resources necessary to ensure protection; thereby ensuring that all Henry County communities remain safe. Advocate for law enforcement annual “Use of Force” training and re-certification. Will request annual community trainings on how best to provide safety for persons with disabilities. Will promote Community Unity council to teach members of the community about the operations of our law enforcement.
My desire is to make Henry County a place where you would want to raise your family. It would be an honor and a privilege to serve the residents of Henry County. Let’s move Henry County Forward.