Letter to the editor

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 2, 2019

Over the last year and a half, it has been my privilege to represent the Village of Clemmons as mayor, and I am very excited to announce my intent to seek a second term.
Some events over my first term have given me the opportunity to experience and promote the great things our community has to offer, like ribbon cuttings, cultural expos, and meetings with businesses and community leaders here and in surrounding areas. I have especially enjoyed visiting our schools and talking to students about the importance of servant leadership and local government.
Other important matters, like the proposed Tanglewood Business Park, DOT’s project on Lewisville-Clemmons Road, the fair housing issue, and the County’s Fire Tax Overlay District, have given me the opportunity to fulfill my campaign promise from 2017: to be a steadfast advocate for Clemmons.
The remainder of this year I will be focused on assisting the Village Council on these issues and more, as well as reviewing and suggesting changes to our outdated ordinances. The Village’s website has been completely redesigned, and hopefully starting this next session of Village Council, you will be able to live stream council meetings. We invite you to join us from your home if you cannot attend in person and give us feedback on how we are doing. I thank the Village’s staff and the Council for their dedication to making sure transparency is an ongoing priority.
When I campaigned in 2017, I spoke to many voters and made a list of individual concerns and complaints. In my first 100 days as mayor, I addressed each item on that list. I have continued this dedication to tackling both individual and community-wide concerns, and as long as I am mayor, I will focus on solving both big and small problems with common sense. You can follow me on Facebook, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have an issue that you would like me to address.
— John Wait
 Mayor of Clemmons